By Daniel White
December 19, 2015

Sheriff deputies in Georgia are pulling over drivers this holiday season—only they’re giving out $100 bills instead of tickets.

An anonymous donation to the sheriff’s office in Monroe County of a little more than $5,000 came with stipulation that the officers spread a little Christmas cheer by giving money out instead of tickets for minor infractions, Monroe County Sheriff John Bittick told local CBS affiliate WMAZ.

“‘I pulled you over because (of) your heads lights’ or little minor violation(s) and typically, what happens with that is you would most likely get a ticket,” Deputy Timothy Campfield told a motorist. “Today we’re out giving something different than tickets. We’d like to give you a donation toward your family to help you with whatever you need to do.”

The drivers were surprised by the officers generosity. “Can I hug you?” one driver asked.

 

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