Found in LA: What Part of "Out of Service" Do You Not Understand?
"OUT OF SERVICE" was also spray-painted by hand all over the side windows. They really meant it. It must still be an official vehicle. I mean, before they would re-sell a sheriff's vehicle, wouldn't they do a little more than that? Maybe it was the most ingenius car thief ever. He could just spray-paint "NOT A STOLEN CAR" and hey, no questions asked.
So this vehicle is temporarily out of service and they really want you to know it. You had better stop getting carjacked, because dammit, you are not their table! I can only imagine they would be this weird and intense because it's being driven by a civilian. Maybe it's right off the lot. Or maybe Louie is taking it in to get a new transmission. And Louie does not want to have to risk his life save anybody. Not for 14 bucks an hour.