Some German pranksters in Aachen built a snow car overnight in a no parking zone and traffic wardens came and gave the car a ticket the next morning. But when police found out it was all snow and there was no car underneath -- boy were their faces red. Get it? Because it was so cold out.
The wardens eventually realised they'd been had when they tried to scrape the snow off the number plate and found there was no plate, just snow," they added.
But the prank has received a frosty reception from local police.
A spokesman said: "We can take a joke as well as the next person and it was a very convincing prank.
"But whether it was made of metal or snow it was still obstructing a road that should have been clear."
How do you even give a ticket to a car without getting the license plate number? 'To the person with the unidentifiable car under this snow pile -- pretty please send $80.' The old honor system method. That doesn't work. You ever left candy out on your porch for Halloween with a sign that reads, 'Please take 2'. The first kids to show up emptied the whole bowl into their bags and smashed your pumpkins.
Thanks again to Mr Tallon C, who, for two tips in a row, makes him infinitely better than you in my eyes right now.