A woman was caught driving a BMW convertible with a bed base and mattress sticking out of the top of her car.
She was pulled over by Essex Police officers as she made her way between Basildon and Colchester.
When cops approached her she told them ‘it’s wedged in the seat, so it’s okay’. They then took a picture of and uploaded it to Twitter with the face palm emoji.
Officers said: ‘Proactive work in Basildon and Clacton today.
‘Some of the work based on traffic stops included positive stop and search for drugs, two drug drivers, seized for no insurance and an insecure load….she said: ‘It’s wedged in the seat so it’s okay!”
It was not clear whether any action was taken against the driver but causing a danger from distribution of load in a car can attract a fine of £100.