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My Little Pony Snapped At 40mph By Speed Camera

My Little Pony Snapped At 40mph By Speed Camera

At first glance it seemed as if the speed camera had caught a pony travelling at almost 40 mph in a 30 mile per hour zone.

But in fact according to police who had to analyse this snap, the radar zeroed in on a car behind the pony that it of breaking the speed limit, but unfortunately the pony was in the way just as the camera took the image of the speeding car.

And because the pony was skewering the number plate, the lucky driver managed to get away with a speeding fine after the incident snapped by a camera in Eppstein in Hessen, Germany.

Police spokesman Gunter Kirch said: "The photograph caused a few raised eyebrows. For a few seconds the officers couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the pictures of the horse in the pictures together with the information about how fast it was going."

He said that the pony was probably walking along the pavement and happened to walk in front of the radar trap just as it shocked the photograph.

And he added: "Without the number plate we will not be able to hand a fine to the driver. It seems the driver has a lot to thank this horse for."

The flash probably gave the pony a shock but as it looked as if it was being led by its owner at the time police suspect that the remaining trip probably to a nearby Meadow was incident free.

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