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Drug Dealer’s Chevrolet Corvette Gets a New Job

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Coptimus Prime

Coptimus Prime

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a pretty sweet ride. It attracts all types of owners, from racers to fashionistas. Unfortunately, a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 fell into the wrong hands and was recently seized in Texas from a drug dealer. This murdered-out car was looking at a long stay in the impound lot, until it was sprung on bail by the police department.

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The New Braunfels Police Department has modified the powerful Corvette and gave it a makeover to fill a new role as a police cruiser. We have to admit, it looks pretty sweet. The police department started a contest on their Facebook page to name the car. Kids aged 8-16 were encouraged to enter, and entries included awesome puns like “Lightning McCrime”. The winning name was Coptimus Prime, and it has been turned into a hashtag for the department to use when they take it out into public.

Of all the American cars to become a cop car, the Chevrolet Corvette is a good choice. Could the New Braunfels secretly want to start their own “Supercar Squad” like the Dubai police? Some Facebook users seem to think so, and are unhappy, waiting to call the car variations of “wasted tax dollars,” and question the right of the Police Department to keep the vehicle.

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News Source: Yahoo! Autos