Thursday December 26,2013 : FLORIDA COPS SPREAD A LITTLE CHRISTMAS CHEER
A nice thought with some contradictory connotations.
Christmas Day motorists pulled over for speeding in the central Florida city of Melbourne were surprised when police officials let them off with a warning….and a lottery scratch-off card Wednesday!
By early Wednesday afternoon, Melbourne police officers had handed out 30 lottery tickets along with warnings to drivers caught speeding or violating other traffic laws, local media reports noted.
Melbourne police spokesman Sgt. Jamie Rocque said officers bought the lottery tickets with their own money to spread a bit of holiday cheer while ensuring public safety, but did not comment on the contradictory implications of rewarding motorists who broke the speed limit.
Anyway…it was a nice gesture, although there have been no reports of big winners yet!