Why NYPD cars cruise Sao Paulo's streets

What is a New York police car doing in Brazil?

LOCATION: SAO PAULO

A group of Brazilians obsessed with the TV show Law & Order

refurbish NYPD cars and motorcycles

They also wear the NYPD uniform

NAME STRAP: EDUARDO TAI, NYPD FAN

"It really gets people's attention. Many associate it with movies. Some don't understand what this car is doing here."

Impersonating a police officer is a crime in Brazil

but these NYPD fans say they get away with it

because they're not impersonating Brazilian police

NAME STRAP: FABIO DENZIN, NYPD FAN

"Sometimes there is confusion with the vehicles. People think it is a real vehicle that is patrolling the streets of Sao Paulo or is helping the local police in a specific operation."