- Created on Thursday, 09 February 2017 00:00
The Florida Highway Patrol said a man is facing felony charges for using a remote-controlled device to hide his license plate and avoid paying a $1.25 toll. The FHP said a trooper spotted Joshua Concepcion West using the mechanism to lower a shield that covers his license plate while approaching a toll plaza in Orlando. "These devices are specifically designed to obscure your tag," FHP Sgt. Kim Montes told local news. Montes said the method of toll- evasion is "kind of James Bond-like, where this device is activated remotely." She said a trooper saw the shield both lower and rise. West was arrested on felony charges of petit theft and cheating, or gross fraud. "Now he is charged with a felony, for failure to pay a $1.25 toll," Montes said. Different types of gadgets available online that are designed to hide license plates. They generally retail for $50-$200.