Drivers surprised with a reverse ticket for Christmas
CAVE CITY, Ky. – Some unsuspecting drivers were surprised with a $50 bill instead of a ticket Tuesday after local businesses donated money to the Cave City Police Department to hand out to residents.
Cars pulled over with children also got a few toys.
Naughty or nice? When the police pull you over, you usually assume you have done something naughty and are getting in trouble, but that was far from the case Tuesday in Cave City.
Alvey’s Towing and Professional Contracting donated a total of $2,000 to the police department to give out to people at a traffic stop instead of a ticket, according to Cave City Assistant Police Chief Paul Reynolds.
“Anytime you interact with police it’s usually not on a good term. Usually, you are getting a citation, you’re going to jail or you’ve been involved in a bad car accident, so this right here gives us opportunity to get out and get with the community and give a little bit back,” said Reynolds.
Several people were shocked getting pulled over when they were doing nothing wrong.
“When I opened the door and I seen the envelope, I was like what is happening. Because normally they ask for your license and registration,” said Skylar Bush, one of the recipients.
After realizing they were getting a reverse ticket, drivers were all smiles and a little bit shocked!
“It was such a surprise because I’m really going through a rough time this year and it’s the second Christmas without my grandma. It’s really hard and I’m going through something, and money is tight. It was very, it was a blessing. I was very thankful,” said Bush.
“I wasn’t expecting it at all and it’s definitely going to be put to good use,” said Christy Matthews, another recipient.
There are still a few more bills for the police to hand out, but don’t break the law to get it. Law enforcement is pulling over law abiding citizens, not people speeding.