When flashing lights and a siren appear, most folks start having a bad day. A traffic stop is not only inconvenient, it can be costly. And the holidays are expensive enough!
However, if you drive in Lowell, Michigan, you might receive a nice surprise when you're pulled over. Police Officers have been giving gifts instead of tickets.
Detective Gordy Lauren, who distributed gifts, says he hopes the video combats negative stereotypes of police officials.
“Hopefully people don’t think that we’re putting out a feel-good story out there to squash what’s going on down south,” Detective Lauren says. “But hopefully people can understand that there is a softer side of law enforcement.”
Watch the feel-good video - and drive carefully!