(Submitted by reader Anna B)

Yesterday evening while working as a dispatcher at Santa Monica PD we impounded a car with plates SMBMW31.  It was registered to Santa Monica BMW, as would seem obvious.  I took the 31 to mean it was the 31st in their fleet.  I had not run any of their vehicles before, as I was unfamiliar with their using that method of ID for their vehicles.  It’s so obvious that if I had run them before, I believe I would remember it.  Today, at the beginning of my day, as I walked to my car I noticed a grey BMW parked almost at my bumper with license SMBMW35.  I found the coincidence intriguing.  What are the odds?