Lamborghini driver asked police officer if he could borrow their phone to tax his supercar
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The owner of a flash supercar went through a fairly mortifying experience after asking a police officer if he could use their phone to tax his car, only to then admit that he didn't actually have the funds to cover the payment.
There’s always someone having a worse day, isn’t there?
When questioned by cops, the driver of the £168,000 car tried to claim that his friend had taxed it, but that turned out not to be the case.
Seemingly realising he wasn’t going to be able to talk his way out of it, he also asked the police officer if he could use their phone to sort the tax problem out.
However, he was forced to make an embarrassing admission and ‘fess up to the cops that he couldn’t actually afford it.
As he wasn’t able to get the vehicle taxed, it was seized by police and loaded onto a lorry.
Oh and to add insult to injury, the driver will now have to fork out for a fine as well as pay for road tax before he can get his car back. Ouch.
In a post on Twitter, Soho Road Police said: “Untaxed Lamborghini Huracan seized!
“Driver asked to use my phone to tax the vehicle. Then claimed his friend had taxed it, then said he couldn’t afford to tax it.
“Will have to tax it and pay a fine to get it back now.” Awkward.
The post was soon flooded with people who were quick to enjoy a bit of schadenfreude at the driver’s expense, with one replying: “It makes me laugh, got a nice car but can't be bothered to tax it.”
Another wrote: “If he can’t afford to tax it , maybe he should buy a Fiesta or something.
"If you want to show off wealth with an expensive car, make sure you can afford its costs of being able to use it.” Good point, well made.
Someone else joked: “If I pay the tax, can I have it?” Worth a shot, eh?
While a fourth questioned: “How does this even happen?”
When asked how much the price of taxing the vehicle for a year would cost, the force’s Twitter account cheekily replied: “Less than the fine and recovery fees.”