Hat tip to German pranksters who thought it would be funny to build a snow sculpture of a VW Beetle in a No Parking zone.
They were right – especially after parking inspectors in Aachen slapped a ticket on it.
Orange.co.uk reports wardens realised they’d been had when they tried to scrape the snow off the number plate.
Local police were not amused, despite claiming they could “take a joke as well as the next person”.
“It was a very convincing prank,” a spokesman said.
“But whether it was made of metal or snow it was still obstructing a road that should have been clear.”