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Kicker: You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch


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A police officer in Florida has a unique way of enforcing the speed limit in a school zone

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a Maryland motorist, left, accepts an onion instead of a traffic citation from Monroe County Sheriff's Office Colonel Lou Caputo, right, costumed as the Grinch, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Marathon, Fla. Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via Associated Press

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Several drivers caught going a little too fast through a school zone in the Florida Keys this week got pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy—a particularly mean one.

Here’s the deal. This time of year in Monroe County, drivers who speed just a smidge over the school zone’s speed limit have a choice:

That can either get a speeding ticket or receive an onion from the Grinch!

The sheriff’s department explains:

LIBB: I’m deputy Andrew Libb with the Monroe County Sheriff’s office. We’re down here in Marathon, Florida in the school zone with the Grinch. We’re trying to spread the word about traffic safety in the school zone ...

The idea’s from the mind of Col. Lou Caputo, who thought of it years ago. This week he was dressed in full Grinch green, toting his bag full of onions.

BROWN: Talk about being caught off guard!

REICHARD: It’s The World and Everything in It.

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