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Tom Hanks Is on the Beat, Flagging Ticketed Car for NYPD

The slew of tickets Hanks saw on the car's windshield were actually already paid

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    Tom Hanks, traffic cop? The Oscar-winner tweeted about a car on the Upper East Side with several parking tickets, getting the attention of the NYPD. (Published Sunday, May 21, 2017)

    Tom Hanks is on the beat in New York City, using Twitter to alert police to a car with a slew of tickets on its windshield. 

    Turns out the tickets were paid.

    The New York Police Department responded when the Academy Award-winning star of "Philadelphia," ''Forrest Gump" and "Sully" on Saturday tweeted: "Sir? Move. Your. Car! Hanx." He also posted a picture of the burgundy sedan with at least a half dozen tickets bulging from beneath windshield wipers at East 79th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan. 

    A police official returned the tweet, requesting the car's location, The Daily News reports. The newspaper says police believe the car's owner likely paid the tickets online. The car's owner eventually moved it.

    Hanks is known for tweeting while on the go. He posed with newlyweds during their wedding photo shoot at Central Park last year and he uses his Twitter feed as a lost and found by posting photos and locations of random objects he finds on the ground.