This is a rather unique and innovative way of ticketing speeders over the 4th of July holiday, Police officers in Orange County, FL dressing up like Uncle Sam. From the amount of tickets they handed out and the cash bonanza, its only a matter of time before the Orange County police will be masquerading as an oak tree on Arbor Day, Cupid on Valentines Day or Punxsutawney Phil on Ground Hog Day
Hundreds of Central Florida motorists were ticketed Monday by a costumed Uncle Sam officer in a weeklong operation targeting speeding holiday drivers.
During the four-hour traffic operation, 275 citations were issued, according to sheriff’s deputies.
“Unless Uncle Sam hops in your car and puts his foot on your gas pedal and makes you speed, we are not entrapping anybody,” Orange County traffic division Officer Ken Wynne said.
Speeding tickets handed out by Uncle Sam start at $80 and increase with each mile per hour over the speed limit, Orange County sheriff’s deputies said. (Local 6)