Canadian Man Named Lorne Grabher Stripped of His Right to Have a ‘GRABHER’ License Plate Is Appealing the Court’s Decision

Article Link: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/620642/canadian-man-suing-right-grabher-license-plate

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

For about 25 years, Nova Scotia, Canada, was home to a vanity license plate emblazoned with “GRABHER.” Lorne Grabher had given it to his father as a 65th birthday gift in 1991, and it eventually passed to Lorne himself. Anyone who knew the Grabhers no doubt recognized the last name, but the same couldn’t be said for one passerby, alarmed at what seemed like a blanket imperative for abduction and assault. In November 2016, the anonymous individual filed a complaint with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, who informed Grabher that his plate would be revoked the following month.