I like to imagine that’s the same look the ghost of Ice-T past would give to present day Ice-T if he heard this news. Like, “Are we really too broke to afford $2.75 in loose change?” It’s not a situation of brokeness, but more of one in which Ice-T skipped through thinking he had a toll transmitter device on him.
TMZ says Ice-T was arrested this morning by Port Authority police for toll evasion. Ice was making his way toward the George Washington Bridge from the New Jersey side when he reportedly tried crossing his new McLaren sports car into the E-ZPass lane. He thought he had an E-ZPass transmitter in his car that prepays for the toll, but there was no transmitter in hi vehicle. Ice-T kept on driving, and that’s when police pulled him over for skipping out on his toll.
Ice-T tells TMZ that he’s got seven E-ZPasses at home, and that he forgot to put one in his new car, that was just shipped to him from California. Ice was telling the truth about that; the car was so new, it wasn’t even registered yet.
So police arrested him for toll evasion and gave him a ticket for driving an unregistered vehicle. Ice says police released him and he drove to the Law & Order: SVU set, where he was originally headed. Or was he released? Ice-T plays such a convincing cop, I wouldn’t be surprised if he successfully bamboozled them out of his arrest by pretending to be one of them. “Good job fellas, another scumbag perp off the streets. Hey, I’ll be right back, I’m gonna get a coffee. And while I’m there, I’ll just drop these McLaren keys off into evidence…”