Epic Fail: Animal (From the Muppets) Outsmarts German Police

No this is not a fake picture; it’s a real shot, taken by a radar camera, of Animal (From the Muppets), driving a British Audi, and driving the German police absolutely crazy.

At first, I’m sure the policeman thought this was an amusing situation, but the culprit continues to appear on camera again, and again, and again. The reason these pictures can’t be used to find the driver is because according to German law, clear evidence of who is driving a car is needed before someone gets fined for speeding. The problem with these photos is that the German radar cameras are calibrated to take pictures of a driver sitting in the right side of a car, so in this case, the driver’s face is out of focus and makes the shots useless for prosecution.

I don’t know about you, but there’s just something about this picture that cracks me up. Kudos to the British driver for a great sense of humor. Now let’s just hope he doesn’t go and kill anybody because of it.

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45 Responses to Epic Fail: Animal (From the Muppets) Outsmarts German Police

  1. I don't know what the police are like in Europe but if they know this guy's license plate number and his identity, it won't be long before they find something they can prosecute him for.

  2. I don’t know what the police are like in Europe but if they know this guy’s license plate number and his identity, it won’t be long before they find something they can prosecute him for.

  3. Yeah great sense of humor when he smashes into someone and kills them. I don't know why the police don't stop the car on some pretext and give him a hard time. Maybe if the police ruined his day, this guy wouldn't have such a great sense of humour on the German motorways anymore.

    • Yeah cos breaking the speed limit is REALLY dangerous and makes you SUCH a bad driver…..the most common cause of accidents is lack of awareness (not paying attention). Speed is rarely the CAUSE of an accident, the police know this but continue to use it as a means to gather revenue, taking the piss out of the pisstakers with a well placed muppet is just class, kudos to the Audi driver.

      • Actually its not, Speed has not killed so meny becuase there are speed limits…

        The only way you can say that is by getting some statistics of deaths made by someone going fast when there is no such thing as speed limits…

        And please mind my spelling and grammar, i still go too school

        • Well David I hate to bust your bubble but the Autobahn is actually safer than American freeways. It does indeed come from lack of awareness and distracted driving. The Autobahn has STRICT rules that must be followed or you will be ticketed. One such rule is that the left lane has one purpose and that is for passing. If you aren't passing another car you must clear the lane. Distractions such as talking on the phone, eating, putting on your pants, etc. are also illegal. I will not take the liberty of proving my point if you are indeed interested in the truth you can research it yourself…

  4. Yeah great sense of humor when he smashes into someone and kills them. I don’t know why the police don’t stop the car on some pretext and give him a hard time. Maybe if the police ruined his day, this guy wouldn’t have such a great sense of humour on the German motorways anymore.

    • Yeah cos breaking the speed limit is REALLY dangerous and makes you SUCH a bad driver…..the most common cause of accidents is lack of awareness (not paying attention). Speed is rarely the CAUSE of an accident, the police know this but continue to use it as a means to gather revenue, taking the piss out of the pisstakers with a well placed muppet is just class, kudos to the Audi driver.

      • Actually its not, Speed has not killed so meny becuase there are speed limits…
        The only way you can say that is by getting some statistics of deaths made by someone going fast when there is no such thing as speed limits…
        And please mind my spelling and grammar, i still go too school

        • Well David I hate to bust your bubble but the Autobahn is actually safer than American freeways. It does indeed come from lack of awareness and distracted driving. The Autobahn has STRICT rules that must be followed or you will be ticketed. One such rule is that the left lane has one purpose and that is for passing. If you aren’t passing another car you must clear the lane. Distractions such as talking on the phone, eating, putting on your pants, etc. are also illegal. I will not take the liberty of proving my point if you are indeed interested in the truth you can research it yourself…

  5. YES, breaking the speed limit IS really dangerous. If you go too fast, you lose control of the car and crash.

    This stunt isn't class, it's total stupidity. I guarantee he won't be laughing when the firemen are cutting him out of his car or if he's killed someone.

    • Oh dear, you appear to be a member of the nanny state brigade….good luck with that :)

      Losing control of a car due to speed is most frequently down to driving beyond your skill level or the cars ability….this guy could be a touring car driver for all you know….taking the piss out of the Police by activating a speed camera is not necessarily dangerous, some are placed just for revenue where speed limits are exceptionally over zealous.

      Speed (within reason) isn't dangerous….crap drivers are dangerous…ask a policeman in the pub when the pressure isn't on…..

      • It's becoming obvious from your comments that you're really just anti-police. How many times have they pulled you over and nicked you for driving too fast?

        And I wasn't going to say this but I will now. A good friend of mine was nearly killed a few years back when another driver was driving too fast and went straight into the back of her car. Both cars went off the road and hit a wall. My friend only survived because she was wearing her seatbelt and she had a good airbag (plus she had a lot of luck on her side).

        That is why this post got me so pissed off from the start – because speed cameras are there for a reason. Not to collect revenue but to stop these stupid idiots who think it's funny to flip the finger at the police and stomp their foot down on the accelerator.

        • Fair enough Mark, I understand your reason for believing what you do, and I'm glad your friend was OK. We may have to agree to differ on the speed cameras though.

        • Actually, Mark, your story proves Adam's point. It was NOT the speed the driver was going that was the problem, it was the fact that the idiot driver was unable to control the vehicle at the speed it was going. It would not have mattered, had it been 20kmh or 150 kmh. The moron driver, for whatever reason, would most likely have hit the car in front, regardless. Shall we now list the distractions idiot drivers engage in? eating, texting, phone conversations, makeup placement etc., etc., etc.

          I tend to agree that advanced driver training is needed, rather than stricter speed controls.

  6. YES, breaking the speed limit IS really dangerous. If you go too fast, you lose control of the car and crash.

    This stunt isn’t class, it’s total stupidity. I guarantee he won’t be laughing when the firemen are cutting him out of his car or if he’s killed someone.

    • Oh dear, you appear to be a member of the nanny state brigade….good luck with that :)

      Losing control of a car due to speed is most frequently down to driving beyond your skill level or the cars ability….this guy could be a touring car driver for all you know….taking the piss out of the Police by activating a speed camera is not necessarily dangerous, some are placed just for revenue where speed limits are exceptionally over zealous.

      Speed (within reason) isn’t dangerous….crap drivers are dangerous…ask a policeman in the pub when the pressure isn’t on…..

      • It’s becoming obvious from your comments that you’re really just anti-police. How many times have they pulled you over and nicked you for driving too fast?

        And I wasn’t going to say this but I will now. A good friend of mine was nearly killed a few years back when another driver was driving too fast and went straight into the back of her car. Both cars went off the road and hit a wall. My friend only survived because she was wearing her seatbelt and she had a good airbag (plus she had a lot of luck on her side).

        That is why this post got me so pissed off from the start – because speed cameras are there for a reason. Not to collect revenue but to stop these stupid idiots who think it’s funny to flip the finger at the police and stomp their foot down on the accelerator.

        • Fair enough Mark, I understand your reason for believing what you do, and I’m glad your friend was OK. We may have to agree to differ on the speed cameras though.

        • Actually, Mark, your story proves Adam’s point. It was NOT the speed the driver was going that was the problem, it was the fact that the idiot driver was unable to control the vehicle at the speed it was going. It would not have mattered, had it been 20kmh or 150 kmh. The moron driver, for whatever reason, would most likely have hit the car in front, regardless. Shall we now list the distractions idiot drivers engage in? eating, texting, phone conversations, makeup placement etc., etc., etc.

          I tend to agree that advanced driver training is needed, rather than stricter speed controls.

    • Oh dear, you appear to be a member of the nanny state brigade….good luck with that :)

      Losing control of a car due to speed is most frequently down to driving beyond your skill level or the cars ability….this guy could be a touring car driver for all you know….taking the piss out of the Police by activating a speed camera is not necessarily dangerous, some are placed just for revenue where speed limits are exceptionally over zealous.

      Speed (within reason) isn’t dangerous….crap drivers are dangerous…ask a policeman in the pub when the pressure isn’t on…..

  7. G’day,.,my names Auzziegob,.,and I had no idea that they were taking photos of me like this.
    What about my privacy aye !

  8. Speed cameras are only for a source of revenue. Here in Brazil, it is the ONLY form of speed enforcement. Even at that, they are always in a permanent location and normally have speed bumps before them, so getting caught on one requires determined stupidity.

    I have never ever heard of anyone being stopped by a police officer for speeding. Generally, Brazilians are good drivers but quite rude and they do often drive too fast for conditions. Roads here are usually poor and badly marked. The attitude that a car is in front of you is an insult to your humanity doesn’t help, either. With all of that, the accident rate here is no worse than in the USA or any other place.

    So much for speed being the major cause of accidents. Mark can hardly be expected to be objective, given his recent experience.

  9. Speed cameras are only for a source of revenue. Here in Brazil, it is the ONLY form of speed enforcement. Even at that, they are always in a permanent location and normally have speed bumps before them, so getting caught on one requires determined stupidity.

    I have never ever heard of anyone being stopped by a police officer for speeding. Generally, Brazilians are good drivers but quite rude and they do often drive too fast for conditions. Roads here are usually poor and badly marked. The attitude that a car is in front of you is an insult to your humanity doesn't help, either. With all of that, the accident rate here is no worse than in the USA or any other place.

    So much for speed being the major cause of accidents. Mark can hardly be expected to be objective, given his recent experience.

  10. Speeding doesn’t kill, driver error does. So get rid of the poor drivers and accidents will go down. Look at the Indy, ALL those drivers should have accidents everytime they race.
    Change the road test. If you can’t handle your car at 100kmh or more and do emergency maneuvers you don’t deserve a license. Slow driving is using the lowest common denominator. It allows the useless people on the road. Hell 1/2 the people can’t drive at 5mph in a parking lot, what good are they at 60kmh.

  11. Speeding doesn't kill, driver error does. So get rid of the poor drivers and accidents will go down. Look at the Indy, ALL those drivers should have accidents everytime they race.

    Change the road test. If you can't handle your car at 100kmh or more and do emergency maneuvers you don't deserve a license. Slow driving is using the lowest common denominator. It allows the useless people on the road. Hell 1/2 the people can't drive at 5mph in a parking lot, what good are they at 60kmh.

  12. I believe that the person in the animal mask is in fact not the driver. The article states that it is a British Audi and therefore the driver would be on the right side of the car. This “Animal” is sitting on the left and would be the passenger. You can’t see the driver because German cars are the same as North American ones, with the driver on the left and as the article states the cameras aren’t set up to take a picture of the driver on the right side of a car.

  13. I believe that the person in the animal mask is in fact not the driver. The article states that it is a British Audi and therefore the driver would be on the right side of the car. This "Animal" is sitting on the left and would be the passenger. You can't see the driver because German cars are the same as North American ones, with the driver on the left and as the article states the cameras aren't set up to take a picture of the driver on the right side of a car.

  14. Speeding isn’t what gets people killed, unless they are going to fast for turns, stuff like that. Tailgating gets people killed, not paying attention gets people killed. Going 75 on a freeway that is posted as 60, is not going to get someone killed…unless you are weaving through traffic, tailgating, etc…that will get you killed at any speed.

    Most highways are posted well below the speed it’s safe to travel at. Police should enforce speed laws in conditions such as rain/snow, but going 5-10mph over? Shouldn’t be an issue. Usually even 20mph over isn’t much of an issue in light traffic.

  15. Speeding isn't what gets people killed, unless they are going to fast for turns, stuff like that. Tailgating gets people killed, not paying attention gets people killed. Going 75 on a freeway that is posted as 60, is not going to get someone killed…unless you are weaving through traffic, tailgating, etc…that will get you killed at any speed.

    Most highways are posted well below the speed it's safe to travel at. Police should enforce speed laws in conditions such as rain/snow, but going 5-10mph over? Shouldn't be an issue. Usually even 20mph over isn't much of an issue in light traffic.

  16. FFS, surely it’s obvious that the steering wheel is on the other side. It’s a British car, we drive on the LEFT and have the steering wheel on the RIGHT. So he put a muppet in the passenger seat, the German police have no trouble catching him, D’uh. Why do you think the face is swirled out on the other side, erm, because that’s the driver.

  17. FFS, surely it's obvious that the steering wheel is on the other side. It's a British car, we drive on the LEFT and have the steering wheel on the RIGHT. So he put a muppet in the passenger seat, the German police have no trouble catching him, D'uh. Why do you think the face is swirled out on the other side, erm, because that's the driver.

  18. In Germany you don’t need a picture of the driver… the ticket goes to the holder of the car, who can be identified by the license plate. The picture is just as evidence that the car was there. All that the driver could say would be “my car was stolen” or something like that.

  19. In Germany you don't need a picture of the driver… the ticket goes to the holder of the car, who can be identified by the license plate. The picture is just as evidence that the car was there. All that the driver could say would be "my car was stolen" or something like that.

  20. Is it just me, or does anyone else notice the warped effects on the door and windshield? To this, I say SHOPPED! (P.S. Where can I get a license plate like his?)

  21. Is it just me, or does anyone else notice the warped effects on the door and windshield? To this, I say SHOPPED! (P.S. Where can I get a license plate like his?)

  22. Common dudes, the picture must be taken at least a 10 m away form the car. In this case, the focus should also be on the right side of the car. If you only focus on the left side, you have to be really close in order for the right side to be blurred.

  23. Common dudes, the picture must be taken at least a 10 m away form the car. In this case, the focus should also be on the right side of the car. If you only focus on the left side, you have to be really close in order for the right side to be blurred.

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