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Austrian pensioner terrorizes German motorists with fake police stunt

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Austrian pensioner terrorizes German motorists with fake police stunt
File photo: DPA.
07:19 CET+01:00
German police faced one of their more unusual call-outs on Thursday when reports emerged of an Austrian pensioner causing mayhem on the motorway - with fake police equipment.

German motorists near the Bavarian city of Augsburg were puzzled on Thursday by a black Volvo posing as a police car. The vehicle was using a fake police light, flashers and an alarm horn to move faster along roadways as he hassled other drivers by tailgating them, according to a police report

Several people called the real police to complain about the Volvo.

Officers were able to find the culprit behind the mayhem at a parking lot. The faux officer turned out to be a 73-year-old Austrian with an LED flashing light installed in the car.

The Austrian was released by police after paying a €500 bail.

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