Wouldn't it have been easier to rig the license plate to a cable to flip just the plate down than have the whole bumper flip up? I've always thought of something like this Queens truck driver used ‘James Bond’ gizmo to evade George Washington Bridge toll BY Nicole Hensley NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2:57 PM Port Authority Police Pablo Ortega, 45, of Queens, a truck driver who was transporting gummy bears used a hydraulic bumper lift to evade the license plate readers at the George Washington Bridge. This gadget is nothing compared to an exploding pen, but it takes a toll. Port Authority Police Pablo Ortega, 45, of Queens Truck driver Pablo Ortega used a “sophisticated” bumper retractor to evade a $95 fee for 18-wheelers on the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan, authorities said. With a flip of a switch, Ortega used the contraption seemingly straight out of a James Bond movie to move his load of candy across the bridge Wednesday, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials. A cop caught Ortega, 45, as his bumper lifted to a 90-degree angle, making it “unreadable to the EZ-Pass reader” as he entered from Fort Lee, Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said. It’s not known how often Ortega, a Queens native, used the device worth about $2,500, Pentangelo said. Ortega is charged with tampering with public records and possession of burglary tools.