A Canadian man who had a couple of hours to spare after a snowstorm thought he would play a prank on the snow removal crew but ended up fooling the police instead.
Simon Laprise an artist in Montreal made a car entirely out of snow after a storm on Sunday, Jan. 14, which he modeled after the Delorean DMC-12 of “Back to the Future,” reported Fox 5.
The creative 33-year-old then inconspicuously placed a real windscreen wiper he had found across the road while working on a project on his snow creation.
The result was hilarious. A lone police officer, ticket in hand, appeared and started staring at the car “parked” in a snow removal zone. He only discovered sometime later that the car was actually fake.
However, the officer did end up writing Laprise a ticket—which said,
“You made our night hahahahaha :).”
The photos of the car and the police encounter were placed on social media and immediately became viral. It garnered over 2,200 likes and was shared over 19,410 times as of Jan. 18.
Unfortunately, Laprise’s snow car was destroyed the next morning when the neighborhood snow removal crew arrived.