Not only is the image you see above horrifyingly ugly, but it is also a Monopoly-esque Get Out Of Jail Free Card. Find out how after the jump.
Apparently, if you have a painfully hilarious picture of yourself on your drivers license (not to be confused with your superlicense), as well as a heart-warming story to explain why, Alberta’s finest will let you get away with some minor infractions. Who knew? Here is the story from the man himself, known only as rage2, as seen on beyond.ca forums.
So driving home today, I got pulled over. I have pretty light tint all around including the fronts, so I knew I’d eventually get in trouble.
Cop asked me if I knew why he pulled me over, I said I had no idea, since I saw him from a long ways back and went speed limit the whole time he was beside/behind me. Told me front window tint is illegal in Alberta, asked for my license and registration. I handed it over.
He took a look for a good 30 seconds, comparing my drivers license to my face. Some of you may remember I did the Cul-de-sac for crohn’s charity event here, where I shaved my head into a sweet ass cul-de-sac for a week. Well, I thought it’d be a good idea to get my drivers’ license updated with that picture, so until 2011, my drivers license has a picture of me with a cul-de-sac, along with a weaksauce moustache from Moustache March. Yes, it looks ridiculous.
Back to the story, cop asks me what’s up with the picture. I explained the whole charity thing, and he asked if I raised a lot of money. Jokingly, I said looking that ridiculous, going to tons of public events (I went to the Blowfish grand opening where press was present too lol), a lot of ppl appreciated it and donated so it was a good turnout. He laughed, said consider this a warning, and let me go. No fix-it ticket, didn’t ask me to remove the tint, just let me go. SWEEEET!
While we wouldn’t agree with the rage2 that his haircut is “sweet ass”, our hats are off to this fine Canadian gentleman with a love for his community and a self-deprecating sense of humour to match.