Last week, when some traffic rule breakers in Charleston, West Virginia heard the sound of police cars’ sirens right behind them, many of them took home a something great to make their day a memorable one.
These traffic rule breakers were presented with gift cards by the South Charleston Police Department instead of tickets.
Jeanna McCallister Lilly wrote on Facebook:
BIG shout out to SCPD. I ran a red light (accidentally of course) and was, as expected, pulled over. The officer took my ID and car info and when he came back, he surprised me by NOT giving me a ticket, but a gift card for Chik-Fil-A. How wonderful is that??Jeanna McCallister Lilly
The franchise restaurant approached officers at the local Fraternal Order of Police lodge, according to the South Charleston Police Department’s Facebook page, asking if they’d like to hand out the gift cards for the holidays. They acquired $500 worth of cards to distribute.
Officer Robert Yeager revealed to WCHS News that as usual, officers stopped drivers for traffic violations; however, things turned out as a surprise as they were given $10 gift cards.
Patrol Officer Justin Morris revealed to the news team that:
Usually, people aren’t too happy when you pull them over, but to put a smile on someone’s face like that, it’s a good feeling.Justin Morris