This driver’s registration sticker was hand-painted — but the ticket was real

(Nebraska State Patrol)

An eagle-eye Nebraska trooper caught an unusual case of forging a registration sticker.

A driver without a current registration tried to make do with a handpainted one, but the trick didn’t get past Trooper Strode, who other troopers were quick to praise online.

“As Troopers, during #Training, attention to detail is drilled into us,” Trooper Cook said in a Twitter post. “Great catch Trp. Strode.”

The Nebraska State Patrol Facebook page also took the opportunity to offer a word to the wise.

“Art is great and no doubt it takes talent,” the post said. “However, that talent does not amount to actually having valid vehicle registration.”

The plates were both confiscated and the driver received a citation for no valid registration and fictitious plates.

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