On a recent excursion, friends and I crested a hill just west of Rostov and happened upon this police car. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
What would you do - Hit the brakes? Seen from a distance does this make your heart quicken?
Let's take a closer look. Could be a genuine police car. Wooden you think so?
Reminded me of rumors that a Brad Pitt-of-sorts works in Siberia as a police officer.
There in the city of Omsk, Mr Pitt goes by the name of Ivan.
So then, here's Brad Ivan Pitt working the traffic in Omsk, Siberia. An Oscar-worthy performance.
Back to southwest Russia and our beloved Rostov-on-Don. . .
. . . and the decoy along the highway.
Here's the scenery as we approach the police car. Fields of sunflowers. By the way, did you happen to know that the Rostov region is a prime grower of sunflowers?
A little further west are fields of wheat being harvested. Beautiful. Again, let us not get distracted and be tempted to drive too fast.
Because suddenly just ahead up pops a two-dimensional police car.
Say, dear blog reader, have you had any experience with a decoy? Police car, Hollywood actor or other?