Why you may see an NYPD motorcade on São Paulo streets

Behind the spectacle is a group of Brazilian fans obsessed with one of the world’s most recognizable police forces, whose hobby is refurbishing NYPD cars and motorcycles, inspired by nostalgia for cop movies and shows such as “Law & Order.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (REUTERS) Stunned by the swirl of red lights and blaring sirens, confused pedestrians who spot a New York City Police Department motorcade screaming down the streets of Brazil’s biggest city may need a second to get their bearings.

Behind the spectacle is a group of Brazilian fans obsessed with one of the world’s most recognizable police forces, whose hobby is refurbishing NYPD cars and motorcycles, inspired by nostalgia for cop movies and shows such as “Law & Order.”

“To tell you the truth, it creates some confusion sometimes,” said Fabio Denzin, who owns not . . .

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