BRAINTREE, Mass., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Massachusetts police charged a man with impersonating a police officer after he allegedly decorated his 2010 Maserati to look like a police cruiser and took it on a spin through Braintree.
The unidentified town resident meticulously decorated his sports car, painting it black-and-white and pasting decals for 911, K-9 and speed enforcement.
According to Braintree Deputy Police Chief Wayne Foster, the car "was made to look like a police cruiser" and the only thing it was missing was blue police lights on its roof.
Patrol officer Blake Holt grew suspicious when he saw the vehicle and pulled it over because he didn't know of anyone in the department who owned a Maserati.
Holt noted that the police shield decorations on the sports car, which is probably worth at least $100,000, read "Decepticons punish and enslave," rather than the standard police motto of "Protect and serve," the Patriot-Ledger reported.
The suspect told Holt the deceptively-decorated car was assisting the police "because other drivers noticed him and slowed down, thinking it was a police vehicle."