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A fake California license plate didn't fool a motorcycle cop, or spell the state's name right

David Williams | 14 Days

(CNN) A tractor-trailer's homemade license plate wasn't good enough to fool a motorcycle officer in Southern California -- or anyone else.

Moorpark Police Senior Deputy David Anaya was helping a motorist on the side of the road last month when he saw the big truck roll by at about 15-20 miles per hour.

"There was a host of mechanical violations on the truck but what really stuck out was the manufactured license plate," Anaya told CNN.

But that wasn't the only clue.

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