police car in parking lot with caption 'Imagine paying for a parking pass. Just get a cop car'


‘I ain’t paying $150 to park’: Driver shares free parking hack—it’s buying a cop car

'Just get a cop car.'


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Aug 30, 2023

In a trending TikTok video, @notcop shows off his full-kitted cop car and implies it is his way around paying for parking fees at school.

The video, which has over 878,000 views, shows the poster walking toward and around a 2013 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor. The vehicle has the police lighting and other accessories. With Baby Keem in the audio, the overlay reads, “Imagine paying for a parking pass. Just get a cop car.”

The caption reads: “I ain’t paying $150 to park at school.”

The idea of paying for parking at any school—presuming the poster is high school or college-aged—was foreign to some. “You gotta pay 150 to park at school??,” said one commenter. There were lots of parking prices thrown around. One person said, “[Mine is] $421 for a semester.”

@notcop_ I ain’t paying $150 to park at school#policeinterceptor #cars #fordexplorerutility #carguycars #carguy #cartok #not__cop ♬ Stats Baby Keem – Ling.VFX

Some people wanted a cop car to take advantage of the benefits. One commenter wrote, “I want one so when I pull up everywhere everyone going to be worrying.”

But one person wondered if the plan was worth the effort: “Yes, instead of paying $150, use a cop car, also impersonating a public servant, which is a third-degree felony punishable by…” Illinois has a range of penalties, but it is a Class 4 penalty under state law.

@notcop_ Dont even have to be in the left lane. #not__cop #fordexplorerutility ♬ som original – 🚫🧢

However, the user has other ways to use the cop car to his advantage. For example, in at least one other video, he’s fooled people into moving over as he approaches other drivers on the highway.

The Daily Dot contacted @notcop in TikTok comments for comment on the video.

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*First Published: Aug 30, 2023, 4:36 pm CDT