The fleet of patrol cars of the police department of the US state of Alabama recently replenished the car Porsche 911, worth about a hundred thousand dollars.
As it turned out, the luxury sports car was confiscated from the previous owner, who was carrying 10 kilograms of cocaine in specially equipped hiding places. After litigation, the owner of the car went to jail for a long time, and as a bonus, the police got a sports car that accelerates from a standstill to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds.
The Porsche was repainted in the «native» colors of the police, but in fairness, the inscription «CONFISCATE» was made on the upper rim of the windshield.
As assured by the local police, the sports car will not participate in the pursuit of criminals, and its main area of \u200b\u200bapplication will be preventive work with teenagers to illustrate the «inevitable consequences of the pursuit of easy money.» However, local taxpayers were ambivalent about the confiscation of the sports car in favor of the police. «The conclusion that a teenager will draw from this whole situation is obvious: if you want a cool car, but do not have enough funds, become a policeman.»
In addition, the cost of owning a luxurious Porsche 911 is high. For example, one tire costs USD 350, replacement of brake pads and adjustment of the brake system — USD 1000, and a scheduled inspection will require another USD 2000. As a result, a free car becomes a serious expense item for the local budget .