Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/28/motorised_crate/
German cops impound motorised beer crate
'Looked like a lot of fun', Polizei admit
A German biker who rather brilliantly converted a beer crate into a diminutive quad bike has been relieved of his wheels, following a police pursuit, Ananova reports.
Matthias Krankl apparently attracted the attention of law enforcement operatives by speeding on his lovingly-crafted machine. He attempted to make good his escape into woodland in Maulburg, but got bogged down in thick mud.
One cop explained: "It's a quad bike but it's tiny, and once it got stuck it couldn't get out again."
The officer added: "We were very impressed with the workmanship so we congratulated him and then we confiscated the machine."
He concluded: "It only has a tiny one cylinder engine but somehow he managed to break the speed limit. It wasn't legal so we had to confiscate it, but it looked like a lot of fun and would certainly make drink driving more risky."
Would-be beer crate converters can get some tips from a pic of the machine here. ®