If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, might we suggest you speed through the streets of Lowell, Michigan (east of Grand Rapids) — maybe have a car with illegally tinted windows to increase your odds of being stopped by the cops.
“I was a little nervous as to how this was going to go. ‘Cause ordinarily people don’t like getting pulled over by the police,” Lowell officer Scot VanSolkema said about the TV-inspired promotion to give Christmas presents to people.
No one who was pulled over actually got a ticket.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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