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.
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