Illinois Smokey nabs the Bandit

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Photo: Illinois State Police via Facebook

(WTVO) — The Illinois State Police say they caught the Bandit “eastbound and down, loaded up and trucking. For. Reals,” on Thursday.

According to a Facebook post which has racked up more than 3,000 likes so far, police pulled over a semi trailer carrying a Pontiac Trans Am similar to the one made famous in the Burt Reynolds film “Smokey and the Bandit.”

ISP said they pulled the truck over for a routine inspection and found zero violations, and let the trucker go.

Photo: Illinois State Police


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