Published on July 6th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Skyline With Police Livery Gets Seized And Owner Arrested
How else did the owner think this would go using police livery?
While modding and customizing one’s car is common it is especially satisfying when done on a supercar. Owning a supercar already makes one stand out from the crowd as not everyone can afford one. Especially one as rare as a R 32 Skyline.
Many supercar owners can be seen with their heavily modified supercars and even if the vehicle itself is not heavily modified, you can be sure that the owner will have made some visual changes to make the car fit their personal style.
However, is there such a thing as taking it too far? Surely, at least at one point we have all seen a beautiful car completely ruined by a downright disgusting wrap or custom paint job. While it does cause some discomfort, this is not a crime, but giving your car a makeover to look like a police vehicle is, indeed, a crime.
This owner of a R32 Skyline made to look like a police vehicle learned that lesson the hard way. Although it should be common knowledge that owning a vehicle resembling a police vehicle is a crime, apparently, it’s not as commonly known as one would assume.
Even then, why would someone think it is okay to own a vehicle resembling a police vehicle if one is not even a police officer?
At the Art of Speed 2022 event at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) which took place over the weekend, a R 32 Skyline was seen rocking police decals and livery. Naturally, this drew a lot of attention, which the owner probably enjoyed, until it attracted the wrong attention.
The funniest part is that the police only came to know of this after a 13 second Tik Tok video showcasing the car went viral. Social media strikes again!
On Saturday, July 2nd , at around 10.30 p.m. Sepang OCPD Assistant Commissioner, Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof arrested the 45-year old owner of the vehicle for using police livery and decals on the vehicle.
He also added “ We have opened investigations under section 89 of the Police Act 1967 for owning items which are supplied to the Malaysian Royal Police (PDRM) in dispensing their duties. Investigations are ongoing.”
The police have confirmed that the owner of the vehicle was released on bail after they recorded his statement and also seized the vehicle’s keys and autoshow entry slip.
Which begs the question, what was the 45-year old car accessory shop owner even thinking? Why would he assume that making his car look like a police vehicle be okay? Surely if the entry slip was seized, wouldn’t at least one person or the organizer have warned the owner?
Was this just a case of wilful ignorance or was everyone oblivious to the fact that laws such as the Police Act exist? Why do you think the owner assumed this would be okay?