Ocala Police officers play Secret Santa for drivers

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — The Ocala Police Department surprised drivers with a festive twist for the holidays.


Officers performed traffic stops but brought quite the joyful surprise to those behind the wheel.

Police would explain the reason for the traffic stop, but would give recipients a $100 bill instead of a citation.

All of the money donated to OPD to use for these stops was given anonymously.

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Ocala police said they were thrilled that they got to play Santa and happy to spread some Christmas cheer this holiday season.

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