Preston Talbot was arrested Thursday for possessing an unlawful license plate flipper. Cops say the gadget enabled Talbot to keep away from paying practically $5,500 in tolls on Houston roads.
(Harris County Precinct four Constable’s Workplace )
Houston cops have arrested a person they are saying averted paying practically $5,500 in tolls on Houston roads with an unlawful “license plate flipper.”
Preston Talbot, 27, of Houston, was stopped Thursday for avoiding a toll on the Sam Houston Expressway and charged with a misdemeanor, police stated.
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“He would activate this gadget, placing a flipper down in entrance of his license plate, so the cameras at toll plazas couldn’t learn his plate,” Harris County Constable Mark Herman instructed KHOU-TV Friday.
The gadget Talbot is accused of putting in in his automobile labored with the contact of a button, the station reported.
Herman stated Talbot owes $5,473 in unpaid tolls.
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The units are marketed on-line however are unlawful to own in Texas.
“Clearly, this was a silly mistake,” Talbot’s mom Becki Morgan instructed the station.
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“I’ve a Texas tag on my automobile and do every part legally,” Morgan stated. “I’m not involved in shorting the system and wasn’t conscious that my son was.”