Edd China gets pulled over for driving a couch, cited for “operating an unsafe vehicle”

It has come to this; the police, Beverly Hills cops (sorry) in this case, think that a slowing moving, fully padded, cheetah-print-covered motorized couch is unsafe. It’s got seatbelts, so I don’t understand how it is any less unsafe than any motorcycle but what do I know?

Mr. Edd China, whose face is covered in this police picture to protect his identity despite the fact that the name of his website on the side of the vehicle, was pulled over on Rodeo Drive. The police issued him a ticket for the operating an unsafe vehicle. In California this is at least a $238.00 fine and a point on one’s driver’s license.

The weirdest part is that the police didn’t issue the same ticket to the Hemi-powered Challenger in the picture, which is sure as heck a lot more unsafe in the wrong hands than a cheetah couch with a scooter engine.

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14 responses to “Edd China gets pulled over for driving a couch, cited for “operating an unsafe vehicle””

  1. Number_Six Avatar
    Number_Six

    “This perp is gonna get to BE a lazy boy…IN JAIL”

    – Sheriff John Bunnell, probably

  2. caltemus Avatar
    caltemus

    Dead link in that last paragraph

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      Thanks. Fixed. Weird, it didn’t past right.

  3. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    That rollover protection is…shady.

    1. Number_Six Avatar
      Number_Six

      The tray table doesn’t conform to pedestrian impact standards, either

    2. nanoop Avatar

      A deep dish steering wheel though, very safe and good for hot laps.

  4. outback_ute Avatar
    outback_ute

    Presumably it is still registered in the UK, so they should treat it like any other out of state vehicle? Eg what would happen if drag week went through Cali?

  5. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  6. Maymar Avatar
    Maymar

    I’m not sure the whole “thin blue line” thing (in their hashtags) holds up all that much, if they’re using it to share how they’re protecting us from the scourge of licensed novelty vehicles.

  7. desmo Avatar
    desmo

    This is Edds original Sofa and it is a street legal two-seater.

  8. Lokki Avatar
    Lokki

    Came to see if MDHarrell was here to express understanding and sympathy for the arrest of someone driving a motorized thing on the public roads under the pretense it’s a vehicle. Leaving disappointed https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/26ba4041cbd4022c12cab72db5f5a4ae858a13111a9de8898875c3a15f739bc3.jpg

  9. Lokki Avatar
    Lokki

    Came to see if MDHarrell was here to express understanding and sympathy for the arrest of someone driving a motorized thing on the public roads under the pretense it’s a vehicle. Leaving disappointed https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/26ba4041cbd4022c12cab72db5f5a4ae858a13111a9de8898875c3a15f739bc3.jpg

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      I’d assumed that “cited for ‘operating an unsafe vehicle’” was some sort of commendation.

    2. mdharrell Avatar

      I’d assumed that “cited for ‘operating an unsafe vehicle’” was some sort of commendation.

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