Police officers issue Target gift cards instead of tickets

The campaign is looking to spread good cheer with people in Florissant.

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KSDK) — It might be the one time getting pulled over by police isn’t such a bad thing. Through Christmas, Florissant officers are targeting unsuspecting drivers and issuing “summonses of joy” instead of tickets.

“And along with that summons of joy comes a $100 gift card to Target,” Sgt. Andy Haarmann told the drivers he stopped.

Here are just some of the reactions 5 On Your Side captured while we were on a ride-along with him.

“Are you kidding me?”

“You aren’t coming to arrest me are you?”

“Hope you have a good holiday. You made mine.”

Florissant Police have a total of 98 Target gift cards to hand out this year — the most in the three years they’ve participated in this campaign. The money for the gift cards was donated by nearby churches.

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