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

Ah, sweet revenge.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

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.

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