These Cops Set Up A Genius Sting Operation To Catch Distracted, Dumb Drivers

The San Bernardino Police Department was hiding in plain sight.

The California cops set up a sting operation to catch distracted drivers by posing as panhandlers on highway off-ramps, holding signs that gave away their ploy. They read, “I am NOT homeless, SB police looking for seatbelt/cell phone violations.” The plan worked.

The four-hour operation led to 50 total vehicle stops, including 33 for cell phone violations, 15 seat belt violations, and five cars impounded because the drivers were either unlicensed or driving on suspended licenses, police said. (Via)

The police said in a statement, “During this detail, our undercover officers walked up to the windows of many vehicles unnoticed by the drivers that were either talking or texting on their cell phones. Those calls and messages can wait until you arrive at your destination and are not worth risking the life of yourself or those around you while driving.”

Unless you’re on Facebook to “Like” the San Bernardino Police Department. Then it’s fine.

(Via New York Daily News)

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