The official start of spring is March 20, but for the folks in the Omaha area, it still looks a whole lot like winter. A snowstorm left Jason Blundell and his two teenage children shoveling driveways in their neighborhood one recent weekend. And while they clearly had quite a bit of work on their hands, they still managed to make the activity fun.
Instead of leaving the discarded snow in a heaping mound, they decided to gather their tools and spent hours turning it into an incredible sculpture. They carved the snow into the shape of a Ford Mustang, and boy, oh boy, did they do an incredible job of making it look realistic!
Of course, they couldn’t leave an accomplishment like this undocumented, so they posted a photo of their “snow-mobile” to Facebook. A friend of the family, Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Mick Downing, apparently saw the posting and decided to have some fun with the Blundells.
He appeared onsite, patrol car and all, and wrote a fake tow-away notice. He then left it on the car’s “windshield.” He posted a video of the moment he spotted the “illegally parked car” to the Nebraska State Patrol’s Facebook page, where it has received hundreds of thousands of views:
Blundell and his kids reportedly used a skid loader, concrete wood floats, shovels, ice scrapers and a squirt bottle to create the extremely lifelike vehicle. And despite their hard work, they never expected the car to become a viral sensation nor did the officer who posted the video.
“Holy cow, this thing blew up,” Downing told the Omaha World-Herald. “One of my friends in Gretna said the BBC picked this up, (as did) some news organization in Australia.”
Here’s a better look at the masterpiece.
— NSP Sergeant Horak (@NSPTrooperHorak) March 10, 2019
And believe it or not, this isn’t the first time someone has built a replica of a car out of snow. In fact, in Canada, Simon Laprise built a car that looked so realistic, it actually had cops stumped at first.
But once the officers realized that the car was made entirely of snow, they didn’t issue a ticket. Instead, they wrote a note that said, “you made our night!!!” that was accompanied by “haha” and a smiley face.
So, at least these creative folks are able to have some fun despite the cold weather. And while we’d hate to see their hard work melt away, we are hoping they’ll experience some warmer temperatures soon.
Would you be fooled by the snowy car replicas pictured above?