Facebook update: “JUST GOT PULLED OVER LOLZ”

As reported by Fox news via Der Spiegel, a driver in Germany was pulled over for speeding and the police discovered the guy may have a bad habit of being distracted while driving.

The guy had a laptop PC, printer, a couple cell phones, a GPS and a power inverter to provide the juice for the setup.  To be honest, I’d bet the guy was some kind of wardriver.  Side note:  I’m not surprised if I see this kind of thing on I-90 while going in/out of Chicago.

What was he charged?  118 Euro (~$120) for speeding on the AUTOBAHN – i.e. going 130kph in a 100kph zone (roughly 81mph in a 62mph zone).  I dunno, just telling people that you got busted for speeding on the Autobahn is kinda cool tho, so there’s that.

There was NO EVIDENCE he was using the equipment while driving, so he didn’t get charged for that…seriously?  Check his Facebook account.

Not shown: the Canon ImageRunner Copier/Scan/Fax machine in the back seat(!)

Picture Source [Der Spiegel]

  • Mermel

    Being pulled over on the Autobahn isn’t such a big deal. It is commonly thought that all of Germany’s highways are unrestricted, but only 35% of the highway system in Germany has no speed limit. “Autobahn” is simply what German highways are called. “Autoroute” is in France, “Autostrata” is in Italy, “Motorway” is in England, and “Freeway” is California.

    • Seth

      And even on stretches that have ‘no speed limit’, there are restrictions and speed limits set in place during certain parts of the day, such as rush hour

  • garooob

    Judging from the bottles littering the floor of his car, spring water is the European equivalent of Mountain Dew.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scottie.taylor.94 Scottie Taylor

    All that gear isn’t that uncommon actually. Well, for some people in some jobs. Mine for instance has a similar amount of equipment just for driving around with to order parts, filling out paperwork, taking care of customers, etc. I’ve got a panasonic toughbook, work cell phone, personal cell phone, HP all in one printer/scanner/copier, dash-mounted GPS, inverter, etc. I don’t wardrive, I fix appliances and electronics. Maybe you should look at the guy’s occupation and see what it is he does for a living?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=520252751 GeekGurhl Binks

    And he was driving a mondeo how sad.

    • moho_mole

      Mondeo – Jaguar in camouflage . . .

  • Stavro Alexiades

    I live in Chicago and I could have sworn I saw a guy with the same set-up driving around here.