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Police In Drag Catch Red Light Runners

POSTED: 12:44 pm EST December 13, 2006
UPDATED: 10:39 am EST December 14, 2006

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputies gave a new meaning to the term "Dragnet" Wednesday.

West Palm Beach Police and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputies had a busy morning catching drivers running red lights at the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and Jog Road in West Palm Beach -- all while dressed in drag.

Police told WPBF 6-foot tall, 250 pound "Officer Delicious," real life Police Officer Terry Golden, attracted a lot of attention while dressed as a woman during the Red Light Runner campaign.


Officer Delicious stood at the intersection and radioed fellow officers down the street, who would pull over violators.

Authorities reported they pulled over and ticketed 77 drivers who ran red lights in just under 90 minutes. Each driver received a ticket for $185.50, meaning Palm Beach County pulled in $14,283.50 in all.

Police said Officer Dave Oxley also played along in the sting, dressing up as homeless-eccentric "Officer Looney."

Organizers told WPBF they hope the operation will send a strong message to motorists to think twice about running red lights.

SEE VIDEO HERE...

http://www.wpbf.com/news/10526038/detail.html
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-14-2006, 12:04 PM
 
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Bringing a new meaning to the term "red light district"...I wonder how many times "Officer Delicious" was propositioned?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-14-2006, 01:20 PM
 
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I was driving on 465 in Indy yesterday and saw a guy standing next to a pickup truck in the shoulder by the fast lane. A wheel was leaning against the concrete barrier, but as I looked, I didn't see any flat tires, which I thought was odd. I was thinking to myself, "that's not exactly a safe place to stand" and as I looked up, there was a cop less than a hundred yards up the road in the fast lane shoulder, standing by his car running radar. I think their plan was to distract drivers by causing them to look at the guy (most likely plain clothes cop) that was "broken down", then bust them because they weren't paying enough attention to see the cop. I can understand them wanting to surprise people, but I don't see the point in putting officers in harm's way like that.
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When Off4ever and I were delivering Pickle's bike at Thanksgiving...as we approached the intersection of I-57 and I-64, there was a motor cop hiding behind the guardrail in the median...he would pop up and "gun" someone...and his buddy was waiting around the curve to pull you over...
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wow...
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They sure did pull in a lot of loot in a short amount of time.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-14-2006, 07:38 PM
 
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he will not live that assignment down for a while but handing out so many citations i guess makes up for it.
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