Fake fire SUV exposed due to spelling error

The vehicle was modeled to look like a fire chief's SUV, but had "Mormon Like" displayed on its side, instead of "Mormon Lake Fire District"

Maddie Capron
The Charlotte Observer

DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Someone made a bogus fire district SUV in Arizona – but they made a big error.

A crucial spelling mistake gave away a “cloned vehicle” in Arizona, U.S. Border Patrol agent John Modlin said. The car was modeled to look like it belonged to the fire chief.

The SUV should’ve said “Mormon Lake Fire Dist.” on the car door. Instead, it read “Mormon Like,” photos posted on Aug. 8 show.

Officers rushed to the scene, but no one was in the SUV when they arrived. Officials said several people fled to Mexico.

“Agents responded to a suspected vehicle incursion and encountered the abandoned SUV,” Modlin said on Twitter.

Modlin did not say what happened to the vehicle.


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