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Device found on van used to conceal license plate at toll plazas, man arrested

Posted: 2:36 PM, Nov 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-22 18:58:36Z

Robert Davis, 70, faces criminal charges after he was caught in South Florida allegedly using a device that concealed his license plate while driving past toll stations, WPLG-TV reported. 

For the last 18 months, social media users have been posting videos of a Chrysler van driving past toll stations with a concealed license plate. Until last week, Florida Highway Patrol was unable to find the van. 

But on Saturday, an off-duty Florida Highway Patrol officer finally spotted the van near Homestead, Fla. 

"I kind of realized that is the guy and I had to call it in," Lieutenant Alejandro Camacho told WPLG. "And then troopers came and stopped him and made an arrest. "

Florida Highway Patrol officials allege that Davis used a remote control that drops a cover over the license plate to conceal the license plate. 

It is unclear how many times Davis allegedly used the device. 

Davis was arrested on charges of organized fraud, cheating and petty theft, WPLG said.