"When I bought car, I wanted to make a replica of the West Palm Beach police cars and I contacted the police department and they were very friendly," he said. "You don't expect that you get such a warm welcome and make friends there."
His family had spent several holidays in Florida. They eventually developed a special bond with local police during a visit in October.
"They gave us a tour, almost two hours," said Bonnet. "The parking garage...I was most interested in."
Sgt. Joseph Herb, who helped give the tour and take pictures, was tickled.
"Of all the police departments across the country, he picks West Palm Beach," he said. "It gives us and our police department a little bit of notoriety."
After the visit, Bonnet had special decals made to put on a Crown Victoria former police car he acquired. He even got a Florida license plate off Ebay to top it off.
"It's a car you almost never see in the Netherlands," he said. "Most people, they don't even know what kind of brand or model it is."
Bonnet said there is only about 20 Crown Victorias in the entire country of 17 million people. The Crown Vic, used in thousands of police departments across the United States, are becoming more rare.
"Very famous police car for many years here at the police department and everywhere around the country. They don't make it anymore," said Sgt. Herb.
Sgt. Herb said his own teenage son was astounded to see a picture of the car on social media.
"Yesterday, matter of fact, I'm working in my garage and my son sent me a picture from social media. He found it and said 'Hey dad have you seen this?" said Sgt. Herb. "And I'm like wow, this is going viral."
But there's a bigger reason behind having the novelty car.
"I mostly use it for charity events for chronically ill children," said Bonnet.
He said kids pass up the chance to sit in a Lamborghini at the charities. They want to ride in the West Palm Beach police car.
"I think it's very special," Bonnet added.
At the end of the day, Sgt. Herb said he couldn't ask for anything more.
"Any positive reinforcement to law enforcement nowadays is great for us, especially when it refers to us at West Palm, that makes it even better," he said. "If we can keep working with them and more people like that, it just gives us more positive reinforcement for law enforcement as far as I'm concerned."
West Palm Beach police said the family is welcome back for another visit any time.
"I'm very grateful for all West Palm Beach police. and especially Sgt. Lori Colombino for all the time and they gave to me and my family," said Bonnet.