It’s a wonder that there isn’t more crime in Springfield, given the rather hapless endeavours of Chief Wiggum and the rest of his police team.
Sure, there was that shooting with Mr Burns, and the constant nefarious activities of Sideshow Bob, but given the rather lax nature of most investigations, you’d be tempted to indulge in a life of petty crime, safe in the knowledge that you’re unlikely to ever get caught.
But, sadly, in real life, the police are ever-so-slightly more on the case that Wiggum et al, and one driver in Milton Keynes clearly managed to mix up reality and cartoon fantasy.
Thames Valley Police recently revealed that an unidentified male driver was stopped by police and presented an officer with a licence belonging to ‘Homer Simpson’, complete with photo and signature..
Earlier this week, @tvprp's PC Phillips stopped a car in Milton Keynes.— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) March 15, 2018
When she tried to identify the driver's ID, she found the below...
The driver's car was seized and he was reported for driving with no insurance and driving without a proper licence.
D'oh! 🤦♀️ pic.twitter.com/1IFWvJzyvH
Sadly, the licence cut no ice with PC Phillips, with the driver’s car seized before he was reported for driving with no insurance and without a proper licence.
People were quick to suggest what gave the game away for the hapless ne’er-do-well:
Dammit, if only he’d used the right address he’d have definitely got away with it. As long as he was also a) yellow b) a cartoon c) pretty much bald and d) arrested by Chief Wiggum.
Still, at least we’re pretty sure he’ll get off, given the high quality legal representative he’s hired…
(Image: The Simpsons/Matt Groening)