MIAMI (WSVN) - Chief Manuel Morales and Enrique Santos of iHeart Radio have joined forces with the City of Miami Police Department to bring the spirit of selfless giving to the streets this holiday season.
Surprise traffic stops turned into moments of joy as officers, including Chief Morales himself, exchanged gift cards for summonses in various areas across the City of Miami.
On Monday, as part of this festive endeavor, officers handed out $100 gift cards instead of citations during some traffic stops.
“As we stop motorists, we recognize them and let them know, hey, listen, you did X violation, however, we’re spreading some joy and giving some positive reinforcement,” said Chief Morales.
The unexpected act of generosity left drivers pleasantly surprised.
“I don’t know how to react right now, I’m shocked,” said Sophia Gonzalez. “All I did was make a right, and I saw a hand to pull over, and I’m like, ‘What did I do?’ But, you know, things happen for a reason.”
This event is a collaborative effort between the Miami Police Department and iHeart Radio, aimed at giving back to the community they serve and spreading holiday cheer.
On behalf of Chief Manuel Morales, Enrique Santos, and the entire City of Miami Police Department, warm wishes for a Happy and Safe Holiday Season are extended to all.
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