New York Woman Arrested for Driving with a Cardboard Homemade License Plate

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A 28-year-old New York woman was arrested after she was caught driving around town with a hilariously bad handmade cardboard license plate.

Amanda Schweickert was busted Wednesday after police saw a car with no front license plate and an obviously fake back license plate.

After pulling the vehicle over, a deputy discovered that she had a suspended license and no insurance.

She was charged with one felony count of possession of a forged instrument, a misdemeanor count of driving with a suspended license, and three other traffic offenses.

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Police posted to their Facebook Thursday that she was being held at the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $400 bail.

The sheriff’s office captioned their post, “In case you are wondering, homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal.”

Some commenters thought the felony charge was a tad harsh, but others were just highly amused.

“Can you tell me how you did not laugh when pulling this individual over? This made my morning!” one wrote.

“I’m going to make you a Vermont plate out of maple syrup and bacon,” another person posted.

 

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