ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 6 A police officer dressed as the Dr. Seuss creation the Grinch handed out one traffic ticket per minute for several hours in Central Florida.
The green costumed officer said he was given very little time to rest Wednesday as motorists ran red lights and committed other traffic offenses, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Thursday.
"We averaged about one (ticket) a minute and we have been out here for about 50 minutes," Orange County sheriff's representative Ken Wynne said early in the day.
Some motorists said they do not believe their citations were fair.
"I think I'm being ticketed wrongly," one motorist said after being cited by the Grinch.
Deputies said 184 people died in traffic accidents in the state in 2006.
"That's 184 people that would have survived last year if everybody would have obeyed the law," Wynne said.
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