Motorist pulled over for using translucent blue air freshenerS

My friend Efi was crusing along a Hungarian highway the other day with a blue box of air freshener attached to his dashboard with a Tree Frog Pad when he was pulled over by highway police. The officer on patrol explained that the container looked too much like a police light and that he should take it off his dashboard.

He replied that it was in fact a box of air freshener, it could neither flash nor wail, and it would remain where it was. Officer one was soon joined by officer two, who was of the same opinion. After some back and forth, my friend was released to continue his journey, which doesn’t make his story any less weird. For what is a police light: a device that emits blue light or anything that carries a vague resemblance to it?

Does this happen in America or is it only a mild case of bored Eastern Europen police?

Photo by Efi