It’s Not a Cop Car, but This Fort Kent Coffee Car Sure Stops Speeders
Red Devil Roast Coffee owner Alan Susee loves his coffee car and sometimes hates it.
Alan is funny. Living way up near the Canadian border makes it hard to get a good cup of coffee. Alan has had coffee from all around the world thanks to his military background. So, he decided if the coffee won't come to him, he'll bring the coffee to Fort Kent. The police car? That's just a fun purchase.
Alan told the Bangor Daily News that he bought the Ford Police Interceptor SUV that was once in the state’s fleet of sheriff’s vehicles. Being a little clever, he kept the sheriff's look with the word coffee instead of sheriff. Also, instead of the words 'to protect and serve', it's 'to brew and serve'. Is it legal? Yup. You can't pretend you are the police, but you can look like them. Otherwise, imagine all the arrests at Halloween!
Just to be super clear, the back of the 'caffeine patrol car' (Alan's own name for it) has some major hints that this is not a cop car.
Despite the tongue and cheek of this awesome car, Alan says when people see it, they slow down! In fact, that can be a real pain in the neck. He slowed down a whole line of motorcycles and it took him forever to get to his son in Woodland because those bikes slowed down to the speed limit!
He told the Bangor Daily News,
It’s been a boatload of fun.
He's got big plans for his coffee cruiser. He'd like to drop off his free coffee, 'Back to the Blue Brew' to police departments throughout Maine. Just don't try to pass him!