This story from KENS5 San Antonio just makes you want to go out and give those New Braunfels cops a big hug and a really wet sloppy kiss. “Coptimus Prime!” HaHaHa!!!
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — The newest addition to the New Braunfels Police Department is a 2007 Chevy Corvette z06, and it usually costs about $80,000.
It may look and sound like a regular Corvette. However, when you take a closer look, its bumper tells the real story.
“We basically busted up a large methamphetamine trafficking ring. This particular Corvette was determined by the court to be purchased using drug money,” New Braunfels Police Department communications coordinator David Ferguson said.
It’s now in the hands of NBPD, but this beauty won’t be pulling you over.
“Our department is always looking for ways to interact with our community in a positive way. We decided to make it a community outreach tool,” said Ferguson.
“It’s kind of like a driving billboard for drug dealers and criminals saying ‘Hey look, crime doesn’t pay,'” said Ferguson.
The muscle car draws crowds wherever it goes.
“I think it’s awesome,” Casey Keneese said.
“It’s the best company car I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Shelly Phillips.
The Corvette even has a name.
“Coptimus Prime” will be deputed Friday at the Comal County Fair and parade.