Grinch Hands Out Onions To Keys Speeders

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

Associated Press News Release

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) -- Motorists who slightly speed through certain school zones on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway during the holidays might just get an onion from the Grinch instead of a traffic citation.

Major Lou Caputo, of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, dons the Grinch costume and often wields a radar speed gun accompanied by other deputies. He says he portrays the fictional character created by children's author Dr. Seuss to give motorists a break, but also to highlight the need to obey speed limits in school zones.

Motorists who travel about 5 mph or less above the school zone speed limit are entitled to choose between traffic citations and onions presented by the Grinch. Those speeding beyond that get a ticket.

Caputo, 63, also wears the costume to pre-school and elementary functions.


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