Overloaded junk truck Twitter-shamed by cops

As Fred Sanford might say, "it's the big one."

Police in Staffordshire, U.K., Twitter shamed a junk hauler they pulled over this week with a comically overloaded flatbed truck. The vehicle's wood cargo box was piled high with a load of pallets and cardboard that was hanging over the sides so far that it took up more than one lane, SWNS reported.

Overloaded junk truck Twitter-shamed by cops

'Steptoe and Son' ran on the BBC. (Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images) "The load was dangerously insecure and unbalanced, it had [a registration] that expired back in June, defective lights and indicators and defective brakes," police wrote.

Overloaded junk truck Twitter-shamed by cops

Sanford and Son starred Demond Wilson and Redd Foxx. (Getty Images/NBCU Photo Bank)

One online commenter suggested that "Steptoe and Son are back," referring to the classic British TV show about a father and son scrap business that Redd Foxx's "Sanford and Son," was based on.


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