He made the legal consequences disappear.
Magician Steven Brundage said he was driving to his home in upstate New York from a gig in New York City at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning when he was pulled over by Scotia police.
Officers said he was doing 42 miles per hour in a 30-mph zone. Then, Brundage said, an officer noticing a bunch of playing cards in his car. asked the trickster for a little sleight of hand.
What followed is shown in the video above, filmed by one of the officers.
Brundage told the New York Daily News that he was "99.9 percent sure" he wouldn't get a ticket after he showed them his Rubik's cube trick.
In it, he tosses a scrambled cube in the air, but when it lands, the toy is arranged by color again. "How did you do that?" on officer asks.
Scotia police Chief Peter Frisoni told the News it probably wasn't the magic trick that got Brundage off the hook.
Frisoni said, at that time of night, his officers are more concerned with reckless or drunk driving, not speeding. Department officials did not immediately respond to HuffPost's queries.
The moral of the story is cars are dangerous death boxes and magicians are under appreciated entertainers.