A Houston furniture store has been ticketed for keeping a Mini Cooper mock-up parked on the wall of its store, Jalopnik.com reports.
The City posted a red tag on the building demanding “Remove car from front,” the website said. The car is actually a fibreglass shell, and such Minis are commonly used as part of advertising campaigns.
According to the staff at Internum, the furniture store in the building, this is the first example of a Mini-on-building ad in the U.S.
The ticket read, “Barricade sidewalk at front — Do this Immediately.” The website said a concern could be that store patrons could be injured by the fake car should an accident occur, though the ticket appeared to be related to a permitting issue.