There are some things more terrifying than facing police arrest.

In Märkisches Kreis, Germany, a driver had a special kind of ask from the officer who had pulled him over for speeding, according to German weekly magazine Stern. As the local police department reported on its official Twitter account, here's how the conversation went:

— Police officer: "You were driving too fast."
— Driver: "Sorry, but I've got to pick up my mother-in-law. If I'm late, I'm going to have even less fun than here with you!"

The speeding son-in-law proceeded to ask if he could have a written "late note" he could show his mother-in-law. "For proof."

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