He soon realised the purple object was in fact a Pirate FM 102 car sticker. It was stuck to the rear window of a Ford Capri.
The radio station sticker was proof that the car was originally from Cornwall.
The police believe the “Poor Man’s Sports Car” wasn’t stolen, but actually dumped by a panicked Cornish Man, who tried to leave Cornwall!
PC Kevin, of the Nottingham police force said “For some unknown reason, a Cornishman has obviously ventured out of Cornwall and crossed the border into England. He’s freaked out and crashed the car into the lake. We think he then ran 310 miles back home. He’s probably still in the Duchy to this day!”
Further investigation concluded, the car originated from Camborne, as the vehicle had no tax or MOT.
The Nottinghamshire County Council say the car will be scrapped, but they are keeping the Pirate FM sticker.