Massachusetts Cops Offer Advice for Making License Plates Out of Pizza Boxes

The Hopkinton PD treated an arrest with pizzazz—and Facebook sarcasm.

By Ethan L. Johns
November 15, 2017

Image: Hopkinton Police Department/Facebook

Normally when pizza lovers finish their pizza, the cardboard box goes in the recycling bin. Over the weekend, one cunning criminal was nabbed after attempting to explore new avenues in cardboard creativity.

The individual in question was driving a green Buick when they were pulled over by the Hopkinton Police in Massachusetts. Turns out there was something cheesy going on with the car’s license plate. The jig was up! The license plate was made out of a pizza box!

According to the department’s Facebook page, the driver is being charged with operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle, and also for “attaching ‘fake home made’ plates. [man shrugging emoji].”

Making light of the situation, the HPD offered some suggestions to anyone who might be interested in making their own counterfeit pizza plates:

“1. Don’t.

“2. But if you do, make sure not to use cardboard from a pizza box and magic markers.”


Sir, yes sir. Next time we’ll make sure to start our fake license plates using a red velvet cake base, before covering them with cream cheese frosting and decorated them with royal icing. That way everyone can get a snack at the end.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns