What does 'pull twins' mean? Here's the context:

Speed cop pulls twins
A Canadian policeman had to look twice after booking identical twins for speeding on the same day - in the same car.
Constable Chris Legere pulled over an 18-year-old woman, from Akwesasne, for driving at 96mph in the morning, reports Canadian Press.
Hours later, the same car was stopped by Legere for travelling at 92mph in the opposite direction.
He thought at first he'd caught the same person twice but an identification check showed that it was her twin sister.
"They don't only share the same birthday but they share the same offences," said Const. Joel Doiron. "They'll be splitting speeding fines, too."
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Looks as though it just means that a Speed Cop (Traffic Officer) pulled over twins (as the article states) for the same crime... Nothing more...
Same to me...
"pulled over" = arrested for speeding.
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Why isn't it 'Speed Cop Pulls OVER twins'? The headline isn't very long as it is... Did they have to shorten it, and does it sound OK without "over"?
Avery good question. Newspaper headlines can be quite difficult to understand in a foreign language because they love to make puns and innuendoes. They can also refer to an event (often cultural) from the past which a person from a different culture would't know about.

Had this headline appeared in a Br. newspaper called the Sun, I would suggest that it was a pun on the word "pull", which is a rather vulgar expression meaning to attract a person of the opposite sex. So the expression "to pull twins" may be intended as a joke / pun meaning that he actually "pulled them over" for speeding, but we can read it a different way and understand that the policeman "went on a date" with twin girls.
So it could be the following meaning, right?:
1 [T] to attract a person or people:
The show has certainly pulled (in) the crowds.

2 UK INFORMAL to succeed in starting a sexual relationship with someone:
He certainly knows how to pull the birds (= attract female sexual partners).
Did Tracy pull at the nightclub last night?

But if this meaning was not possible, would the headline be an acceptable version of "Speed cop pulls OVER twins"? Or is it the case that because it is NOT, we have to look for a hidden meaning?
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Hi Demicjusz,
I agree with our friends, I vote for "pull over".
"Pull over" is certainly the correct expression. However, newsapaer headlines like to use short, eye-catching headlines which rouse the imagination. that increases sales.

As I said, sometimes you need to understand idioms and puns, and perhaps a little cultural histor.

Here is a headline from an English newspaper from a while back:

"Baby elephant brings the house down" beneath the headline was a picture of Wayne Rooney, a young English football player. Clue - he had scored a hat trick (3 goals)

Have you any idea what it might mean? [:^)]
Hi Abbie,
The expression "hat trick" was tricky itself, but not difficult to find. But I couldn't find any trace of "baby elephant" in that sense. Any hints? Anyway, it was a good one, thanks.
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