Police seized a car in Milton Keynes, England, after the driver was stopped and produced a license that identified him as Homer Simpson.
The Thames Valley Police posted news of the incident to an official Twitter account.
“Earlier this week, @tvprp’s PC Phillips stopped a car in Milton Keynes.
When she tried to identify the driver’s ID, she found the below…
The driver’s car was seized and he was reported for driving with no insurance and driving without a proper licence.”
— Liz Collins (@ecollins001) March 18, 2018
Commenters on the tweet posted memes, many adapted from clips of “The Simpsons” TV show. Some pointed out that the address on the license was not the same as that on the one that Homer showed on TV, and that the “J” was left off as Homer’s middle name.
“Y’all don’t know if that’s Homer’s license. You have never seen the licenses from Springfield. It could be legit,” commented Janet Morris on the tweet.
— TroutFishingNAmerica (@Biggy_D_1967) March 18, 2018
“This is absolutely ridiculous: this Simpson family lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace,” commented Casey.
“No matter how much your life resembles Homer Simpson’s, never try to impersonate him, lest it resemble his life even more. Life lesson learned,” commented joypainlife.
The original tweet had over 10,000 likes, over 4,600 retweets, and over 140 comments at the time of this publication.
Earlier this week, @tvprp's PC Phillips stopped a car in Milton Keynes.
When she tried to identify the driver's ID, she found the below…
The driver's car was seized and he was reported for driving with no insurance and driving without a proper licence.
D'oh! ?♀️ pic.twitter.com/1IFWvJzyvH
— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) March 15, 2018
Milton Keynes, where the incident occurred, is a town that was only born in 1967, through an act of government. It was created to ease congestion in London and was built to hold 250,000 residents, according to BBC.
A resident told BBC about the early days, growing up in Milton Keynes while it was still developing.
“We had to wait for a lot of things here but when they came they tend to be more modern and spectacular than anywhere else,” said Simon Clawson.
Media reports indicated the city was infamous for concrete modern art cows, a “new city blues” feeling, and known for its blandness, according to BBC.