Cops can’t tell this prankster’s iPhone cookies from the real thing

The next time you want to inconvenience law enforcement, or don’t need to be somewhere on time, consider replicating a diabolical prank devised by Los Angeles-based comedian (and baker) Randy Liedtke: let a police officer catch you “texting” while driving, only to discover that you’re nibbling on a light dessert.

“Baked some iPhone cookies to trick cops into pulling me over, then I just take a bite and ask if cookies are against the law,” Liedtke explained on his Tumblr. Probably smart to bring a few extra, just in case the cop is hungry too. How good does the white-frosting case look? That’s some delicious attention to detail.

It bears mentioning, however, that while eating behind the wheel may not be as dangerous as fiddling with a phone, it still increases your risk of an accident by as much as 80 percent. Not that it’ll ever be illegal while McDonald’s drive-throughs exist.

Update: TUAW reports that Liedtke has given up his cookie trolling after he was actually taken in by an officer and given a ticket. That’s the way the cookie prank crumbles, we guess.

Photo by Have Fun SVO/Flickr   

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'