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David Beckham

Cops Swoop In Over

Tinted Windows

8/19/2011 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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David Beckham got pulled over in Malibu yesterday ... after cops decided he was too shady for his own good.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ .. the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. stopped Beckham's SUV on Pacific Coast Highway because the window tint on the vehicle was too damn dark.

But fear not Galaxy fans, we're told Beckham was merely given a warning and sent on his way.

Tinting Fun Fact! The winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" was arrested for weed possession in Georgia this week after cops stopped the car he was riding in ... for illegal window tint!

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26 COMMENTS

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1.

CountryGal    

Noone cares that much about The Beckhams they don't need all that tint.

1111 days ago
2.

walax    

If you want your privacy, don't tint your windows.

1111 days ago
3.

SLH    

hard to believe someone's getting arrested for a little bit of pot in this day and age. don't the cops have anything better to do?

1111 days ago
4.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

The cops probably thought they were pulling over a black man.

1111 days ago
5.

kp    

If they don't have a meter to test the windows they can't write a ticket. I had been pulled over 15 times and they had no meter, the 16th time they did, it cost me $120 for the ticket for having my windows too dark.

1111 days ago
6.

northern gypsy    

perhaps he needs screening because the awesome cali weather is to strong for his delicate english complexion ???

1111 days ago
7.

manbearpig    

how in the hell can you see out of that thing at night?
you can't see jack *******.

1111 days ago
8.

Bubbles The Chimp    

The cops should swoop in and fine TMZ for this irrelevant news about an irrelevant celeb.

1111 days ago
9.

Scientific    

Bigger issue here, especially in California, is how the state is broke and now cops are issuing tickets at a crazy rate! Pulling people over for EVERYTHING! I've seen cops in locations waiting for speeders or whatever they can get people for that I've NEVER in my life seen them. Coincidence? I think not!

1111 days ago
10.

Canada Guy    

I really dont understand the big deal with too dark tinted side windows. I understand the safety aspect but if you drive a van or truck, there are no side windows so its basically the same thing!
A long as you have working side mirrors you dont even need side windows.

1111 days ago
11.

TintGuy    

It's his car and he has the right to do with it as he pleases..There are more important things the sheriff can do rather than waste his time pulling people over for tinted windows. We need to fight this crazy law.

1111 days ago
12.

ken    

actually, that cop violated his constitutional right to travel freely and unen***bered [ most traffic laws are in conflict with the constitution...but nobody ever challenges them because they don't know the law nor how to go about defending themselves ]....if Beckham knew about jurisdiction, and how to remove oneself from u.s. jurisdiction, he could give the system a huge headache. I'll bet Harveys' on-board lawyer doesn't even know about it.
Once jurisdiction is challenged, they have to prove they have it.

1111 days ago
13.

The Real JJ    

"Oh my bad, you're not black"

1111 days ago
14.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

I understand why law enforcement is against tinted windows it poses a danger to their lives. But what i do not understand is if it is illegal then why can you get it done in the first place. Seems they should go after car dealers and shops for tinting the windows in the first place. Famous or not they should have to follow the law like everyone else.

1111 days ago
15.

spyke    

Maybe if the paps didn't stalk celebrities day and night they wouldn't need heavily tinted windows.

1111 days ago
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