The "car", made famous by the "Back to the Future" movie franchise, drew the attention of one police officer who was so fooled by Laprise's snow work he called for a second patrol vehicle to check out the DeLorean.
Simon Lapise says he punked Canadian police by sculpting a life-sized DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future out of nothing but the snow outside his Montreal home.
Laprise's coup de gras was a real windshield wiper he had found across the street while working on the project, placed inconspicuously as if it were the only exposed part of the auto.
The snow removers, however, were not fooled by Laprise's creation.
It's illegal to park on the road during snow removal, and that's what probably attracted the police.
The 33-year-old machinist and artist thought he could pull a fast one on the cops, and he was right.
However, like an ocean wave rolling over a lovely sandcastle, the next morning, snowplows did indeed remove the sculpture from the snow removal zone.
The police apparently enjoyed the prank, writing in a ticket to Laprise in French that read, 'You made our evening'.