Getting pulled over isn’t something any driver looks forward to, but one police department has been issuing a sweet ticket.
Kevin Lands, police chief of the Halifax Police Department in Halifax, Virgina, and other officers have been pulling cars over under the violation of “Vehicle code 1739” — driving on a hot day without an ice cream cone.
In a video shared by Lands, one nervous driver burst into laughter when she learned why she was stopped.
Officer Brian Warner told CNN affiliate WSET that her reaction made them happy.
“Her reaction was absolutely the best,” Warner said. “It was genuine, and she had us smiling and laughing for a good hour afterwards, and I’ve probably watched the video myself 50 times just laughing … and that’s one of the great things with police work you get to meet people like that on a daily basis, and it makes the job worth it.”
He added that they had stopped 20 people on Friday to hand out the ice cream cones instead of tickets.
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