Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Did someone steal this police car's lights?



Well, OK. Can't recall seeing an NYPD slicktop Ford Taurus Police Interceptor before... (Maybe we haven't really looked?)



Spotted on Second Avenue and East Fifth Street near the 9th Precinct today via Derek Berg.

15 comments:

Ted Roden said...

Definitely fake, a real police car it would be parked in the bike lane.

Anonymous said...

I have seen these around before but usually near expressways

Anonymous said...

Saw one from the 13th on Sunday, giving a summons to a motorist just off 23rd & the FDR. That's a known enforcement location in the 13th because lots of people run the red lights at that intersection, so the cops hide in the marginal street and grab who they can (as they should).

Crazy Eddie said...

“The last of the Ford Taurus Police Interceptors ... a piece of history!”

Anonymous said...

You just noticed this? These have been around for months.

nygrump said...

This is the new enforcement vehicle to intercept you if you try to withdraw more then 5K of your own money from the bank at any one time. You must be up to something.

Anonymous said...

Virtually no new police cars have rooftop sirens/lights

sam_the_man said...

Good one, Crazy Eddie.
NYPD's answer to Bubba Zanetti and The Toecutter.

Anonymous said...

I noticed one of these cars last night giving a driver a ticket on Allen and Rivington Streets. I pointed it out to my boyfriend because of its lack of roof lights.

Anonymous said...

The lights are inside under the front roof line, in the grille, and side mirrors.

Oh, for the old school black - green - white with the cherry on top!

Anonymous said...

There's a hold up in the Bronx,
Brooklyn's broken out in fights.
There's a traffic jam in Harlem
That's backed up to Jackson Heights.
There's a scout troup short a child,
Kruschev's due at Idlewild
Car 54, Where Are You?


Nate Hiken was the MAN!

Anonymous said...

It doesn't have a roof rack/lights because it's meant to catch and ticket speeders.

Someone speeding thru traffic could see the lights up ahead over the other cars and know to slow down. Now they won't know it's the police until they speed past.

Anonymous said...

Is that like a velociraptor?

Stop. Grammar Time! said...

Intercept is a transitive verb, meaning a verb that takes an object. Thus, "police interceptor" conveys a confusing meaning at best. All things being equal "police interceptor" could easily be taken to be the name given to some kind of anti-police entity. If the name of this vehicle was intended to sound cool and/or menacing, it fails. It sounds more like the name of a child's toy. Sorry law enforcement, you have lost just about all credibility and good will in 2015.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure each precinct has received one of these sort of unmarked vehicles for vehicle and traffic law enforcement as part of the Vision Zero initiative.

They are not used for standard patrol as far I can tell.