Video: Laughter, tears as police hand out $100 bills to stunned motorists

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Well, that's certainly better than getting a ticket.

Officer Bryan Johnson with the Eagan Police Department spent the day before Christmas Eve stopping people, pulling them over, and handing them a $100 bill – all thanks to an anonymous donor, KARE 11 reports.

Cash surprises across the country

The reactions from the recipients are, of course, undeniably heartwarming, with many people brought to tears by the act of kindness. (Watch the KARE 11 report below for Eagan footage.)

Which is why similar campaigns are popping up around the country this holiday season.

The first big report on a police-secret Santa partnership came from CBS News earlier this month. The report (which you can watch below) told the story of an anonymous donor who gave $100,000 to a Missouri sheriff's department for troopers to hand out to unsuspecting citizens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjo2EJfRp1M

Since then, lucky motorists in Louisiana, West Virginia, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio – and likely more towns across America – have been surprised with a $100 bill from a law enforcement officer.

In Eagan, the money is from an anonymous salesman, KARE 11 says, who donated $1,000, to be handed out to 10 different people.

This embed is invalid

Next Up

20210618_152429

Homicide in Robbinsdale leads to 10-hour standoff in Brooklyn Center

The suspect was at a residence in Brooklyn Center.

fireworks

St. Paul will not put on fireworks display this year, citing budget concerns

Minneapolis and Stillwater have also canceled their displays this year due to logistical challenges.

minneapolis police

5 people shot overnight in Dinkytown, investigation underway

It happened in the area of 14th Ave SE and 4th St SE.

Luis Arraez

Arráez's triple gives Twins rare extra-inning victory

The Twins scored three runs in the 10th to take Friday's opener.

court gavel

St. Cloud man sentenced after traveling to meet minor he solicited online

Nathan Paul Grondahl learned his fate in a federal court this week.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Report: Contract talks between Kaprizov and Wild have 'gone cold'

The report states Kaprizov is drawing interest from the KHL.

IMG_1266

Glensheen Mansion reveals new coffee bar - with fresh donuts

It's located in the historic Carriage House garage space

Related