Watch Your Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Pull Over Drivers And Surprise Them With Gifts For The Holidays
Several Fort Lauderdale motorists had their days made recently when they were pulled over by local police officers.
How could that be? Well, instead of receiving a ticket, they were surprised with Christmas gifts as part of Operation Santa Stop 2015.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department pulled over drivers at random, ready to give them a holiday surprise, and it was all captured on video.
Initially, officers went through the motions of ticketing the motorists—asking for their vehicle registrations and acting like they were running their driver's licenses—but instead, they ended up purchasing gifts the families needed.
"Each year the Fort Lauderdale Fraternal Order of Police tries to give back to the community because we understand that a lot of the interaction that the public has with police officers might not be a positive one," said Sgt. Jack Lokeinsky, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, in the video posted Dec. 11.
With help from Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department bought gifts—such as a car seat, iPad, HDTV, XBOX, and Beats by Dre headphones—from Target and Best Buy.
"It's amazing to see how excited the drivers of the vehicles get for their family," a female officer said in the video.
This is not the only way Fort Lauderdale police officers have been spreading holiday cheer lately. Last week, they also gave away teddy bears to children at local daycare centers.
Watch the video of Operation Santa Stop 2015 below: