Drug dealer’s Porsche becomes school teacher

Drug dealer’s Porsche becomes school teacher

Recently I came across a rather strange piece of automotive news, about a Porsche 911 dressed up as a police car. This isn’t anything new, often the cops use a sports car model to increase public awareness and to look cool. When I lived in Japan I remember being in awe of the Nissan GT-R police highway patrol cars used to cut down the funny business that goes on their extensive motorway systems.

But this Porsche was different, because being a police vehicle wasn’t its first job in life, it had previously been used to run drugs.

The story goes that an American motorist had his Porsche 911 searched during a routine traffic stop in Alabama, USA and the local police uncovered 10 kilos of cocaine in two hidden compartments. The case went through the twisted American court system for over a year, the bad guy went to the big house, and the car was taken by the police department.

The police then take their new 911 to the paint shop, have it painted in department colours, throw on a rear wing, light bar, and rear window lights. Beyond the blue and silver paint job, the car has ironic decals that read “Seized” and “911 Never Forget.” Now the vehicle is doing publicity rounds at schools, to help kids understand what can happen to them if they go for fast money.

It’s this last part that I have trouble with, I think the logic behind taking a shiny Porsche 911 around to tough inner-city schools is flawed. Here’s why:

COPS SAY: “Kids, crime doesn’t pay.”
KIDS THINK: Hang on, didn’t crime pay for some drug runners kick-ass Porsche 911. Running drugs is probably the only way I’m gonna get me one of these.

COPS SAY: “We brought round this Porsche to help you kids.”
KIDS THINK: You tools! Thats a $100K car, if you wanted to help us you would have sold it and got us some sports equipment or a National Geographic subscription.

COPS SAY: “We modified the Porsche with a rear spoiler.”
KIDS THINK: Cops must need to generate significant rear downforce because they drive much more recklessly than drug dealers.

COPS SAY: “So we are driving around Alabama in this Porsche all day and talking to your kids.”
KIDS THINK: Get a real job, at least when the drug dealer came round, he brought presents.

COPS SAY: “Now feel free to check out the car.”
KIDS THINK: Hell yeah! There might be some coke still in it.

Police Porsche fq

Recently I came across a rather strange piece of automotive news, about a Porsche 911 dressed up as a police car. This isn’t anything new, often the cops use a sports car model to increase public awareness and to look cool. When I lived in Japan I remember being in awe of the Nissan GT-R police highway patrol cars used to cut down the funny business that goes on their extensive motorway systems.

But this Porsche was different, because being a police vehicle wasn’t its first job in life, it had previously been used to run drugs.

The story goes that an American motorist had his Porsche 911 searched during a routine traffic stop in Alabama, USA and the local police uncovered 10 kilos of cocaine in two hidden compartments. The case went through the twisted American court system for over a year, the bad guy went to the big house, and the car was taken by the police department.

The police then take their new 911 to the paint shop, have it painted in department colours, throw on a rear wing, light bar, and rear window lights. Beyond the blue and silver paint job, the car has ironic decals that read “Seized” and “911 Never Forget.” Now the vehicle is doing publicity rounds at schools, to help kids understand what can happen to them if they go for fast money.

It’s this last part that I have trouble with, I think the logic behind taking a shiny Porsche 911 around to tough inner-city schools is flawed. Here’s why:

COPS SAY: “Kids, crime doesn’t pay.”
KIDS THINK: Hang on, didn’t crime pay for some drug runners kick-ass Porsche 911. Running drugs is probably the only way I’m gonna get me one of these.

COPS SAY: “We brought round this Porsche to help you kids.”
KIDS THINK: You tools! Thats a $100K car, if you wanted to help us you would have sold it and got us some sports equipment or a National Geographic subscription.

COPS SAY: “We modified the Porsche with a rear spoiler.”
KIDS THINK: Cops must need to generate significant rear downforce because they drive much more recklessly than drug dealers.

COPS SAY: “So we are driving around Alabama in this Porsche all day and talking to your kids.”
KIDS THINK: Get a real job, at least when the drug dealer came round, he brought presents.

COPS SAY: “Now feel free to check out the car.”
KIDS THINK: Hell yeah! There might be some coke still in it.

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