• Feb 24, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Hoover P.D. Porsche

In a twist on the great circle of life, a motorist has his Porsche 911 searched during a traffic stop by Hoover, Alabama police, and they find 10 kilos of cocaine in two hidden compartments. The case traipses through the court system for over a year, the bad guy goes away, and the car is handed over to the police department.

The police then take their new 911 to the paint shop, have it dressed in department colors, throw on a wing, light bar, and rear window lights. Voila. A car donated by a criminal now meant to deter – and perhaps catch – other criminals.

Beyond the blue and silver paint job, the car's other decals read "Seized" and "911 Never Forget." The police chief said the car is planned for publicity rounds, to help kids understand what can happen to them if they go for fast money. But if you're an adult, you might want to scratch Hoover off of your "Place to get in a car chase" list...


[Source: Officer.com, al.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago

      And they find 10 kilos of cocaine in two hidden compartments.

      Since when did Alabama start using the Metric system?

        • 5 Years Ago
        Since they couldn't figure out how to switch the electronic scale from "Fancy pants European" to " 'Merican"
      • 5 Years Ago
      i think those wheels arn't stock. i think they are from the 997 carrera S.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Saw the car driving past the police station yesterday, really sharp looking
      • 5 Years Ago
      im willing to bet that none of those cops know what "snap oversteer" means or that the 996 is notorious for it

      .... waiting for the autoblog post with pictures of that car completely destroyed
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stupid Alabama cops. They have neither the funding or the inclination to maintain the Porsche. The chief gets a porsche....marvelous invitation to abuse and corruption.

      There is so much money in drugs (see Prohibition...ca 1920) that the police forces are absolutely corrupted by it, as well as the border patrol and customs department on our southern border. There is just too much money involved.

      Legalize it, regulate it and tax it, and wallah....much less corruption (would go to about the level associated with alcohol...ROFLMAO!)
        • 5 Years Ago
        no. it is spelled "voilà"... i have no clue what you were spelling. viola maybe?
        • 5 Years Ago
        So, you´re saying we should legalize ALL drugs? Heroin, cocaine etc? Yeah, sure, that will be exactly like alcohol today(!) NOTE THE STRONG SARCASM!

        P.S. Voila is spelled voila, not "wallah".
      • 5 Years Ago
      When I was in the drug business we drove 8-10 yr. old ford or chevy 4 door sedans. We never got caught.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok, so that's what happened to the car.
      But what of the cocaine? :P
        • 5 Years Ago
        yea well thay used that too... divided up, each member of the force gets an ounce to blow,
        then while high, they can make the "publicity rounds, to help kids understand what can happen to them if they go for fast money."
        they used the illegal car (transporter), why not use the illegal drugs right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not in my neighborhood. Druggies have loose lips around here. The cops and the DA would have run him in in a heartbeat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If the smuggler was driving a navy blue grand marquis with a tan rag top, doing the speed limit, and had no broken taillights I bet he'd still be in business...
      • 5 Years Ago
      AB: "The police chief said the car is planned for publicity rounds, to help kids understand what can happen to them if they go for fast money."


      Hmmm, not sure about that.

      Chief: "See, after we caught him, we took away his Porsche!"
      Kid: "Wow, that was his car? He got it by running drugs?" [gears turn]
      Chief: "Yeah, but we caught him and now he's in ja..."
      Kid: "Cool car!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Call 911, get 911. :) Nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pretty immature. So the taxpayers get to eat the maintenance costs of having a Porsche on task now? Why not sell the 911 and buy something more practical and appropriate?

      I don't agree with seize and keep as the lenders generally get the shaft and the equipment is normally used as a play toy that the little piggies fight over. It should all be handed over to the bank that is financing, if payed for, than charity to be sold. Like last fall, the Z06 cop-cruiser that an officer was flying down the road in (off duty) and creamed that little boy. The last thing someone with a power trip needs is a sportscar...they will just be itching for a reason to hit that throttle because who is going to bust them??
        • 5 Years Ago
        I would imagine that this car would be a show police car for the most part.
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