• Jun 15th 2006 at 7:03PM
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A too-clever motorist in the UK is staring at some jail time after concocting a sign-switching scheme to get out of a speeding ticket.

44-year-old John Hopwood apparently placed a stolen 40 mph speed limit sign over the 30 mph sign that he violated, then took a photo and brought it to court as proof of his innocence. Suffice it to say, it didn't work.

More details of Hopwood's shenanigans at the link.

[Source: UK Mirror]


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      • 9 Years Ago
      #3. Not everyone in the world owns Photoshop or even wants it. Many still think film gives the best results.

      You can always print-out anything that was Photoshop'd. As long as your source was a decent SLR camera... it's as convincing as regular film.
      Amy
      • 9 Years Ago
      This gave me a good laugh! I realize it was a crime, but I feel sad he was given jail time when child molesters roam the streets! I would not want to encourage the crime he did, but you have to admit, it was QUITE creative! And it gave me a laugh at the end of my day, okay, a smile, and I am a hard nut to crack!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Sigh.. all this when he could have simply photoshopped it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Typical blind justice. (Apologies to Arlo.)
      • 9 Years Ago
      #2 Not everyone in the world owns Photoshop or even wants it. Many still think film gives the best results.
      • 9 Years Ago
      that is a good idea!!!!
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