Most of the time when you get pulled over by a law enforcement officer it’s because you’re speeding or maybe one of your headlights is out.
But Thursday, Monroe County deputies pulled folks over for a different reason.
Monroe County Sheriff John Bittick says an anonymous person donated a little more than $5,000 to the sheriff’s office. Bittick says that person asked if deputies could pull over people with some minor violations, and give them money instead of tickets. The goal is to help people out just before the holidays.
Claire Davis spent the afternoon with Deputy Timothy Campfield to see the big surprise.
Deputy Timothy Campfield says it’s not every day you get to hand out cash instead of citations.
“I know you’re having a little difficulties with your vehicle breaking down,” he said. “(You’ve) got six kids, and it’s the holiday season. So I guess that puts a lot of stress on your family, doesn’t it?”