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Florida man tries to update registration sticker with marker

By Ben Hooper

May 10 (UPI) -- The Florida Highway Patrol shared a photo of a man's crude attempt to update his vehicle registriation sticker manually using a permanent marker.

The tweet from the FHP Orlando account shows a license plate tag sticker where someone had used a permanent marker to try to change the expiration date from "02-17" to "02-18."

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The tweet read:

"Renewing tag right way-$70

Permanent marker-$2

Night in jail-$500+

Drivers face when you ask if they think this would work... priceless."

Trooper Steve Montiero, who made the traffic stop, said he didn't actually fine the driver or file a report for the offense. He said the driver was warned not to continue using the vehicle with expired registration and was allowed to call someone else to give him a ride.

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