At least I thought it was funny, my wife, not so much. Of course SHE was the one pulled over for impersonating a police office.
I installed an SMI AFO system on my towed. They provide a blue LED that they say to attach to the tow bar so you can see from the backup camera in the MH when the brakes on the towed are being applied. Well of course, I had a better idea. Figured I'd just install the light permanently in the car, taped to the underside of the rear-view mirror. Figured its out of the weather, permanently hooked up, I can see it easily in the camera from the MH, doesn't hurt anything while driving, perfect arraignment - or so I thought.
On the way home this morning from dropping my daughter off at school, while sitting at a stop light, my wife was pulled over. The cop (who was a real jerk from my wife's description) accused her of trying to impersonate a police officer because of the blue LED that lights up when the brakes are applied. By the time they were done, there were THREE cruisers at the scene. My wife was apparently having trouble making the original cop understand the need for a brake system on a truck, and/or FORWARD facing braking indicator, he didn't see how that could help with towing anything. Seems he could not understand the car was the tow-ee, not the tow-er. I guess someone in the last cruiser-to-arrive, finally understood the purpose of the indicator light and reasoned that my wife most likely was NOT trying to impersonate an officer and did not really deserve the multi-thousand dollar fine that was being threatened.
Turns out though that forward-facing lights in "unexpected" places, especially blue, red, yellow, or white are (according to the police on the scene) illegal to display in/on your car. She was finally allowed to take down the light and go home
Live and learn, and it was such a good idea... Maybe I should just follow the instructions next time - Nah!
My wife did add an item to the top of my honey-do list, "Disconnect that *@%*$&# light -- NOW!"