Give Till It Hurts


He may have looked like a panhandler, but the sign the man held up said "Happy Holidays Buckle Up." And the man standing on the street in Spanaway, Washington, was actually a state trooper. Some of those who weren't paying attention and pulled up to give him money got an unpleasant shock. Troopers ticketed 30 for not wearing seat belts. They also arrested one on drug charges and six for outstanding warrants. The tactic was first used in Vancouver, Washington, where troopers ticketed 19 people in two and a half hours for not wearing seat belts.