A driver in Massachusetts used a pizza box as a license plate

One of life’s more underrated pleasures is getting to order a pizza delivery, pretty much any time I want. Packed with cheese, meat, plus anything else I might want on it (besides pineapple, you monster), pizza is already a huge part of my life, and being reunited with my beloved without having to leave my house? Even better.

A lot will happen in the 17 minutes between paying the pizza delivery guy and curling up satisfied with a full stomach to enjoy a nice food coma, but one problem I have with the entire deal is the giant cardboard pizza box that stands as the sole relic of my most salacious food binge.

I mean, it’s just so awkward to throw away due to its size! I can’t even stack them up and try to make a fort of pizza boxes, lest my friends and family try to stage an intervention for me. There’s definitely a more creative way to use those boxes, but I doubt that this bright spark out in Massachusetts has the right idea.

It’s not clear what this person’s name is (so it’ll be very difficult to award them the Nobel Prize), but what we do know is that they had a car without a license plate, and they had very recently just finished eating a delicious pizza. They put two and together… and clearly, they made five and a half.

This is a green Buick Century, with a license plate that is clearly made of cardboard, with the necessary information scribbled on in marker. I have to give the motorist in question here credit for some pretty decent handwriting, but I also have to mock them for having the audacity to even try this. Or should I be commending them?

Either way, this very creative ploy was found out very quickly as the motorist was swiftly arrested, and Hopkinton Police Department in Massachusetts posted to their Facebook page to state what I had assumed was the obvious: guys, don’t try to use a pizza box as a license plate.

Here’s a little advice to those aspiring to make their own license plates…

1. Don’t.

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

Charges for this creative operator include operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle and attaching ‘fake home made’ plates.

Aw, Hopkinton Police Department. Way to be a killjoy. For their creative crimes, the misdemeanor charges of operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle and attaching plates could lead to fines of $5,000 (that’s 333 Large Pepperoni Lover’s Pizzas at Pizza Hut), not to mention up a year in prison. That’s a long time to go without pizza.

Well, there you have it, folks. I know that getting rid of pizza boxes can be a pain in the neck, and I know that if you get a little creative, you might find a solution that works for you. Just remember that repurposing your pizza box as a license plate is never going to be that solution.

 

 

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