An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper pulled over identical twins — each in his own Tesla — thinking their vehicles had identical license plates.
The brothers told Beacon Journal news partner News 5 Cleveland the incident happened Thursday as they were on their way from their homes in Nashville, Tennessee, to attend their 22nd consecutive Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg.
The trooper got flummoxed by just one difference in the plates.
One plate is “SUBJ TO” with the letter “O,” while the other is “SUBJ T0” with a zero.
One of the brothers, Andy Baker, said the license plates are a reference to their profession. He and his brother work together as real estate investors, and they specialize in “Subject-To” real estate deals, the News 5 Cleveland report says. A “Subject-To” deal is where an investor takes over the existing financing on a piece of property.
When the trooper realized the plates weren’t the same, he let the brothers go.
The trooper “got a kick out of it,” Baker told News 5 Cleveland. “He was a really good sport.”
This wasn’t the first time the brothers have been pulled over on the way to the festival. Last year, they got caught speeding. Both were traveling 58 mph. Speeding tickets provided to News 5 Cleveland show they were pulled over at separate times in a 35 mph zone on East Aurora Road on Aug. 3 last year.
Anywhere from 2,000 to 2,500 multiples will visit Twinsburg through Sunday for what is billed as the "Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World" by Guinness World Records. The festival, in its 44th year, is at Glenn Chamberlin Park in Twinsburg.
In addition to lots of twins, the festival features fair food, games, rides and entertainment.
Admission is $4.
The festival website is: www.twinsdays.org.