An Ikea customer was stopped by police on the motorway with flat pack furniture piled on their car’s windscreen.
The driver was behind the wheel of a “vehicle in a dangerous condition,” which endangered other road users through a lack of driving view, the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said.
Pictures showed two long Ikea Pax wardrobe boxes positioned through the length of the car which was stopped by officers near junction 6 of the M6, Birmingham Mail reports.
The driver, who was making a return journey from the nearby Ikea store in Wednesbury, West Midlands, was fined and received penalty points on their driving licence.
They were criticised by police for endangering other road users.
They also said it would have been cheaper to pay for an Ikea delivery than to pick up a fine and five points on their driving licence.
It said, CMPG posted: “Do you pay for @ikea delivery or endanger other road users through your lack of driving view.
“Tough decision for some, in this case the delivery would of been considerably cheaper than the fine & points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition, M6 south J6. 3505.”
Social media users were quick to share their view on the police intervention.
Many posters were astonished the driver had managed to travel down the M6 with the view dangerously obstructed.
With some speculating the culprit was a taxi driver – but this has not been confirmed.
One wrote: “Good work. Come to M6 J9 on a Sunday, you will see loads of people doing this.”
A different user wrote: “Wow they made it down to j6 – lucky to pass j7. Good stop.”
While another added: “Some people really are thick.”