Canadian man pranks police by creating life-size auto out of snow

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Montreal artist Simon Laprise spent four hours sculpting a false vehicle in a snow removal zone.

Sadly they weren't so easily fooled and the snow DeLorean was destroyed by ploughs later that night.

The "car", made famous by the "Back to the Future" movie franchise, drew the attention of one police officer who was so fooled by Laprise's snow work he called for a second patrol vehicle to check out the DeLorean.

Laprise had built the sculpture - complete with intricately designed windows, tyres and even wiper blades - at a snow removal zone.

Laprise, whose Facebook profile lists interests including 3D drawings, design, welding and mechanical engineering, told Buzzfeed that all the messages he's been getting froze his computer.

It's illegal to park on the road during snow removal, and that's what probably attracted the police.

The snow auto looked real enough that when police came around to look for cars parked on that side of the road during a snow plowing hours, they wrote a ticket and left it on a windshield made of snow.

Laprise, a 33-year-old machinist, still got a ticket - but it was fake just like his vehicle.

Eventually, a snow plow took out the snow-filled Delorean but I wonder what's in the mind of the snowplow driver coming up on a snow covered auto.