Strange license plate on Range Rover leaves Melbourne motorists embarrassed: ‘I’ve never seen that before’
Australians have been baffled by illegally forged “private” number plates on a vehicle belonging to a driver linked to the sovereign citizen movement.
A photo of the Range Rover with the fake license plates was taken at a traffic light in Melbourne and posted to Reddit on Tuesday.
“What kind of license plate is that? “Have you never seen this before?” They wrote.
The license plate has no numbers, just the word “PRIVATE” framed by the words UCC 2022-298-8263-8 and “VESSEL IN DRY DOCK UCC 1-308.”
Reddit users were quick to share their theories in the comments.
“Ah damn. “I think it’s one of those sovereign citizens,” one wrote.
Australians are left puzzled by a bizarre “private” number plate on the back of a Range Rover
“Sovereign citizen. “Conspiracy theorists who think entire areas of law are invalid,” another added.
A third joked: “Bait for cops so they can spread their script about being free people in the countryside.”
“Attention seeking idiot,” another added.
A fourth said: “An idiot who is about to get a huge fine, then refuses to pay it and then has to watch the situation get worse and worse.”
Sovereign citizens believe that they—not judges, juries, law enforcement, or elected officials—should decide which laws to obey and which to ignore.
Most sovereign citizens also do not believe that they have to pay taxes because they consider them illegitimate.
As part of the emerging ideology, rulers believe that maritime law should be used to govern – even on land.
They also believe that capital letters are used on birth certificates to make individuals a legal entity rather than a sovereign person.