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Definitely fake, a real police car it would be parked in the bike lane.
I have seen these around before but usually near expressways
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).
“The last of the Ford Taurus Police Interceptors ... a piece of history!”
You just noticed this? These have been around for months.
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.
Virtually no new police cars have rooftop sirens/lights
Good one, Crazy Eddie.NYPD's answer to Bubba Zanetti and The Toecutter.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Is that like a velociraptor?
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.
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.
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