Stolen Lampposts

Police in Lelystad (the Netherlands) arrested a man who was driving with two stolen lampposts strapped to the top of his car. They posted the following picture to their Facebook page.

Google Translate provides the following translation of the picture's caption (and I think Google translate has been getting better lately, because this translation is fairly comprehensible):

This morning around 10:00 the police reported a passenger car riding from Almere to Lelystad with two huge lampposts on the roof. At the Oostvaardersdijk in Lelystad the combination was held and the driver checked.

We start with the traffic violations. That the cargo can not be transported in this way may be clear. In addition, the car was not insured and the APK had been running for more than three months. The driver's license B was declared invalid by the end of 2016. The colleagues smoke with the driver an alcoholic air. However, he refused to cooperate with a blow test on which he was arrested. Expectation is that the court will demand the highest possible penalty for driving under the influence of alcohol because the suspect did not cooperate with the investigation.

The investigation investigated the origin of the lampposts. These are most likely stolen in Almere. In addition, there appeared to be other criminal investigations to the suspect, such as refueling without paying.

The suspect is embedded in the cell complex and has now been insured. The car has been seized.

In summary, seems that the guy was drunk, uninsured, had an expired driver's license, and was driving around with two stolen lampposts on top of his car.

My question is, what was he planning to do with the lampposts?
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Aug 05, 2017
     Category: Crime | Stupid Criminals | Cars

The translation may be influenced by how many suspects there are in the U.S. embedded in the cell complex.
Posted by Virtual on 08/05/17 at 09:37 AM
My question is: how did he get those things on top of the car in the first place?
Posted by Anastasia Beaverhausen on 08/05/17 at 04:25 PM
I suspect he was planning to make a MOAB: Mother Of All Bongs.
Posted by Justin S. on 08/05/17 at 11:35 PM
To add that subtle touch of whimsy, the Renault was being towed by a 2CV!
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So you've got the load for a semi dumped on top of a compact being dragged by an oversized moped.

I still haven't figured out why having an Android format running for three months is a violation, but hey, it's the Dutch.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/06/17 at 07:36 AM
Some years back a F state genius decided to cut up and sell the ornate Alcoa Aluminum lampposts which lined Jacksonville's Commonwealth Avenue. These lampposts allegedly were identical to those made for Alcoa, TN's main artery. Mr. Idiot took them to a scrap metal yard and was arrested.
Posted by Angie unduplicated on 08/06/17 at 11:47 AM
Automobile jousting lances of course.
Posted by GFinKS on 08/07/17 at 09:00 AM
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