Turkish driver waits an hour for police car only to discover that it was a mock-up
The driver of a pick-up truck in western Turkey has anxiously waited for an hour for a police patrol car to leave, only to discover that it was actually a mock-up.
Demirören News Agency reported Dec. 10 that Burhan Çakmak, 30, saw a police patrol car some 100 meters ahead as he travelled with his truck on the highway between the western provinces of Bursa and Yalova.
The driver stopped the car to avert a possible fine, as he did not have the yearly inspection document for the vehicle, which is a legal requirement.
“I even called the police line and made a baseless claim about an imaginary accident ahead, so that the police car would leave,” Çakmak admitted to the agency.
The “police car” did not leave though. It was in fact a convincing mock-up with even emergency lighting, designed by Turkish security officials to discourage violations on highways.
Çakmak realized the truth only after waiting for an hour, according to the report.
Some Turkish social media users pointed to the irony that the mock-up, which was designed to discourage violations, in fact, encouraged Çakmak to commit a crime, which is false notice to the police.