FHP: Man used remote-control device to cover license plate at tolls

Joshua Concepcion-West, 27, arrested in Apopka


APOPKA, Fla. – A Florida man who was using a device to temporarily cover his license plate as he went through the E-Pass lane so he wouldn't have to pay tolls was arrested Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A trooper was driving behind Joshua Concepcion-West, 27, on westbound State Road 408 in Apopka on Wednesday afternoon when the trooper noticed Concepcion-West's license plate disappear as he drove through the E-Pass lane, according to an arrest report.

The license plate then reappeared after the vehicle had passed through the toll lane.

The trooper pulled Concepcion-West over and noticed an unusual license plate cover. The trooper found that the license plate cover was controlled by a remote device and when triggered a screen would cover the plate. When triggered again, the screen would lift back up and the license plate would be exposed, the Highway Patrol said.

Concepcion-West was arrested and charged with petit theft and cheating or gross fraud.


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