BAFFLED cops pulled over a battered car on the motorway partly held together with tape, but the driver claimed he was on his way to SELL it.
The black BMW, which had no licence plate and was uninsured, was being driven along a highway in Ontario, Canada, when it was spotted by police.
Ontario Provincial Police’s Highway Safety Division tweeted out two pictures of the wrecked car on its official Twitter account after pulling over the vehicle.
Its back window was covered in black tape, and it had numerous dents and damage in other areas.
Cops said the driver, a 27-year-old man from Brampton on the outskirts of Toronto, told them he was on his way to sell the car.
But while investigating, officers went on to charge him with having no insurance, driving while suspended, and six other Traffic Act offences.
The force tweeted: “‘But officer I am selling my car’. Male driver 27 from Brampton. Stopped by the #MississaugaOPP ALPR (camera vehicle). On #HWY401 near Guelph Line. Charged No Insurance, Drive Suspend, Unsafe vehicle and 6 other HTA offences.”
A number of Twitter users were baffled by the entire interaction.
“My question is who is buying that car lol,” one user wrote.
“Scrapyard,” another answered.
But another user added: “Scrapyard might shut their doors on this guy.”
“Who’s gonna buy a scrapper,” another asked.
“He had ‘pull me over’ written on his forehead!” a third said. “Of course we see lots of cars taped up in various ways out there, but never seen black tape on the rear window, lol. They never cease to amaze.”
“Honestly curious as to what the interior looks like,” one user said.
“Does buddy know that there are points in time where owning a BMW is NOT prestigious?” another joked.
It comes just weeks after cops pulled over a motorist using a gaming console as a steering wheel.
The yellow vehicle had been pulled over for a vehicle inspection in a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, when officers made the bizarre find.
As they approached the vehicle they discovered that the driver was using a gaming device – presumed to be from a racing game – instead of a standard steering wheel.
They also ruled that the driver’s wheel alignment was off-centre and that he was sporting illegal air horns.