Dubai already has the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest shopping mall, and the largest man-made archipelago. So it’s no surprise that the country’s police would drive one of the world’s most extravagant and expensive cars.
The latest addition to the force’s fleet is a head-turning Lamborghini Aventador, finished in green and white — the colors of the Dubai Police force.
In a written statement, the force said the car, which bears the number 8 on a customized license plate, would be a step towards confirming the stature of Dubai as “a city of luxury in all of its facilities.”
According to recent figures, 15% of traffic fines issued in Dubai are for driving at speeds in excess of 130 mph (209 kph.)
The car, reported to be worth around $500,000, has a maximum speed of 217 mph (349kph) and can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) in 2.9 seconds.
Dubai police are not the first force to use Lamborghinis on the roads. The luxury sports vehicles are also used by forces in Italy and Qatar.
Comparisons were made between Dubai Police’s version and Knight Rider, a series that focused on a lone crimefighter battling the forces of evil with an indestructible and artificially intelligent superior.
Meanwhile in America: See What Happens When a “Black Power Ranger” Gets Pulled Over by the Cops
It’s one of those scenes when you don’t know whether you’re dreaming or what you see in front of your eyes is really happening. What looks like a routine traffic stop turns surreal when the driver gets out of his Honda Civic hatchback wearing… a Power Rangers costume.
Claiming to be the “Black Power Ranger”, the driver is dressed up just like one of the characters from the children’s television series. The dialogue between the police officer and the driver is funny and reaches epic proportions when the driver asks the policeman why he stop him: “Is it because I’m black? Is that why man?”
While strange situations may appear during a pull over, from the point when the driver starts insulting the officer (this is supposed to have happened in California), everything in the video looks fake.
Moreover, the police officer does nothing while the “Power Ranger” makes some silly attack moves and even reaches out for a gun from his car.
Portland Police “Arrests” Man Doing the ‘Harlem Shake’ in Central Precinct Garage
In the name of fun, Portland Police chimed in with their own “surveillance” video that shows a man dancing in the Justice Center basement parking lot, before a cop comes and arrests him, with the clip ending with the following note: “NO MORE SHAKE VIDEOS! The Portland Police Bureau arresting your fun since 1870”.
A press statement from the police department read: “The Portland Police Bureau is releasing surveillance video of a man doing the ‘Harlem Shake’ in the basement garage of the Justice Center. In the interests of justice, the man was released but we share this video as a public service announcement.”
Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman, told Oregon Live that the man in the spoof video is a “non-sworn member of the bureau’s communications unit, who asked to remain anonymous”.
Meanwhile in China: Chinese Drivers Try to Chump Cops with Safety Belt T-Shirts
As in most parts of the world, wearing a seat belt is required in China as well, but some crafty minds have found a simple way to avoid being fined.
The solution is a simple white T-shirt, with a diagonally-printed black line starting from the left shoulder and ending just above the wearer’s left hip. The design perfectly mimics the position of an actual seat belt, and it is designed to fool police officers, which at a first glance, will think the driver is actually wearing his or her belt…