This is a discussion on He's after me Lucky Charms within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://www.dispatch.com/news-story.php?story=253404 ORLANDO, Fla. — There was no pot of gold behind the dancing roadside leprechaun, only speeding tickets. Dozens of drivers in the Orlando area ...
If you click on the link there is a picture of the Leprechaun deputy. At least it seems he is a good sport about it. I think if I had to stand in the Florida sun in a Leprechaun outfit I'd be none to happy. Too bad they don't have him grabbing DUI's too, that would probably make for some hilarious dash cam footage.ORLANDO, Fla. — There was no pot of gold behind the dancing roadside leprechaun, only speeding tickets.
Dozens of drivers in the Orlando area found out the hard way yesterday after passing an Orange County sheriff's deputy dressed as a leprechaun and warning drivers to slow down. A laser detector clocked cars above his sign reading "Watch your speed or it will cost you your pot of gold," and several officers on motorcycles chased those who didn't heed the advice.
Deputy Richard Lockman said police had been giving out about a ticket a minute since 8 a.m. He was dressed in a green leprechaun outfit with a hat, tight white knickers and a fake red beard.
Lockman did the same thing with a Christmas elf outfit in December. Speeders complained that being stopped by a deputy in costume was entrapment.
"I think that's just ridiculous," Lockman said. "The elf didn't force anybody to speed."
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It may be odd that a Deputy Leprechaun would pull you over in Florida. It's quite common in NYS.
Happy St.Pat day everyone!! Drink one for me, cause I gota work .
Sneaky LOL. But hardly entrapment!
Chris - P95
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I love it!! If you're dumb enough to speed right after being warned, you deserve everything you get (and they take)!
Happy St. Paddy's Day to you all!!
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Oh, and in my neck of the woods as well......
Faith and begorrah!!!!! A cop!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
That's great. I'da thought the officer was being punished for something.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
This Guiness is for the Deputy.
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton
Guess who pee'd in the Chiefs wheaties...
"Just blame Sixto"
Oh, I love it! Too funny!
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
I love it!
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.
Does a Leprechaun Cop drive a Paddy Wagon?...
"I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York
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