Police Go Undercover as Homeless Men to Catch People Texting While Driving

Rare | 11/15/2019 | Former Rare Staff
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Montgomery County, Maryland, police are using a new method to catch people they think might be texting while driving. They disguised one officer as a homeless man with a sign.

The officer posed on the side of a road holding a sign that said “I am not homeless. I am a Montgomery County police officer looking for cell phone texting violations.” The officer, dressed in jeans and a hoodie, radioed ahead to his fellow officers when he saw someone on the phone breaking other traffic rules. The rest of his team issued a total of 56 tickets to people caught using their phones without hands-free devices.

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