Perhaps the driver thought he would never be stopped. Or that traffic officers do not watch The Simpsons. Or that Homer Simpson really does live in Milton Keynes.
Whichever way, it was not the best choice of fake picture. Not if you want to evade detection, anyway.
Because when an officer from the Thames Valley force stopped a driver recently, the picture on the licence they handed over was of Homer Simpson.
The name was H. Simpson, and the address was 28, Springfield Way, USA.
Thames Valley Police said in a tweet: “Earlier this week, PC Phillips stopped a car in Milton Keynes.
“When she tried to identify the driver’s ID, she found the below… (pictured licence).”
Replying to the tweet, Mark Chunder wrote: “Clearly a fake. Homer lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace.”
Paul Middleton said: “Marg….inal offence I would say.”
The force said the “driver’s car was seized and he was reported for driving with no insurance and driving without a proper licence”.
Had the picture not been tweeted officially, you would think it was fake news.