And, no, it didn’t break down.

Police left it sitting under the Seventh Street bridge over Interstate 380 northbound on Tuesday to “make a statement,” according to scanner traffic. What statement might that be? To slow down through town, presumably. But anyone with half a brain noticed there wasn’t anyone in it. At least after they were given the initial shock.

I remember reading about cities that put up cardboard cutouts of police vehicles to discourage speeding along highways and interstates. It had the same effect without tying up resources…