Cops hand out turkeys, not tickets

U.S. & World

ROSCOMMON COUNTY, MI (WPBN) Wednesday was a good day to get pulled over in Michigan. 

Instead of writing tickets for minor violations, Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies and Gerrish Township Police officers were handing out turkeys and gift cards from local businesses.

At least six patrol cars participated in the holiday mission. 

Officers targeted minor violations, including tinted windows, slightly speeding and broken lights.

All the traffic stops started out the same with the officer asking for the driver’s license and registration. Once the driver’s information was cleared, the officer would call for back up, which was a patrol car full of frozen birds and gift cards.

“Instead of a ticket, we are doing a special thing for Christmas this year,” explained Sgt. Labonte to each driver. “We have a turkey to give you and your family, and a gift card to The Bird and Bear Grille.”

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