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    Recently a bunch of cars near where I live had their number plates smeared with some sort of crap. Apparently this was a sadistic prank intended to get the drivers fined for illegal number plates. Dirty number plates are illegal. I heard that one prankster even went to the length of using electrical tape to alter the numbering, which is much more likely to go unnoticed but also much more "deliberate looking" for the driver should he get pulled over. What defenses are there for drivers that do get pulled by cops? How can they prove it was an act of vandalism and not an attempt to pervert the wheels of justice?

    That's really malicious and evil, it's sad that humanity has stooped so low. There's not much that you can say in your defence, you're still going to end up looking guilty. I don't even check my front plate at all.

    I could understand altering the number plate to make a funny word, but doing it just to get people fined is very, very odd. WA 11 KER could be made very funny with just 1 bit of masking tape.

    Yeah...I'd think some heavy-handed punishment would be justified here.

    Why someone would do that, even to someone they know, is just beyond me.
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