Cops Approach Random Citizens, Issue $50 Bills

Adam Salazar
Prison Planet

Cops in Iowa indiscriminately pulled drivers over and knocked on the doors of random houses, targeting innocent citizens going about their business.

But rather than issue tickets or citations, police unexpectedly doled out Christmas cheer.

Yesterday, unsuspecting motorists in the Des Moines suburb of Norwalk were surprised to be flagged down by officers who offered them a free $50 bill.

“I stopped you for 44 in a 35,” an officer told a driver he caught speeding. “But here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to give you $50 to spend however way you want it.”

One lucky woman even broke down in tears when she realized police were at her home not to arrest her son, but to hand her money. “Usually when they show up, it’s not for that,” the woman said, dumbfounded by the free cash.

“Sometimes we see the best and sometimes we see the worst in people. But always we are grateful for the opportunities we have to make a difference. Merry Christmas to all!” a post on the Norwalk PD’s Facebook page reads.

In all, 20 random people received $50 bills, made possible by a $1,000 donation put forth by a Norwalk officer and another anonymous donor.

The cash giveaway was inspired by other Secret Santa efforts seen in other parts of the country.

The unheralded “holiday cheer” provides a much needed PR campaign, especially in light of overwhelming criticism facing police forces across the nation over their increased militarization and their alleged targeting of ethnic minorities. The selfless acts, however, still serve as a reminder that not all cops are bad and exemplify the true spirit of Christmas.


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