Bumblebee And Barricade Towed By German Police During The Last Knight Promotional Tour
The Berlin police seem only too delighted to report via their Facebook page Polizei Berlin that they have towed and impounded the Bumblebee and Barricade cars that were visiting in Germany as part of the promotional activity for Transformers The Last Knight
. The post, written in German obviously, plays things up as it describes the conditions of the 'arrests', based on failure to meet the requirements of German safety regulations for street vehicles. Web translation covers most of it, but German fan Nevermore was able to clarify some of the details machine translation couldn't quite work out. Keep reading for more!
The post references that the vehicles' chassis, tires, lights and exhaust systems were deficient, among what's cited as a long list of issues. Barricade's rear axle was also apparently damaged, which in the spirit of things they appear to be describing as an "injury". As well, Barricade seems to have been low on oil, a condition suspected to involve "Optimus Crime" removing it.
The vehicles have been impounded for further inspected at "Planet Dekra" (Dekra is the largest vehicle inspection company in Germany). The costs of the inspection, towing, and other processing fees are expected to be assessed as fines to the registered owners of the cars. It's possible that the vehicles may not be cleared or available to appear at the premiere of the movie next week.