Deputy dressed as Grinch gives onions to speeding drivers

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The Associated Press

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) – Several motorists who were speeding through an elementary school zone on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway received an odorous onion as a reminder to slow down from a county sheriff’s deputy dressed as the Grinch.

Col. Lou Caputo, a 37-year veteran of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office who conjured up the concept more than 20 years ago, was back on the streets Tuesday.

Drivers who travel about 5 mph or less above the school zone’s speed limit can choose between traffic citations and an onion presented by the Grinch.

Those speeding beyond that likely receive a costly ticket.

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12/14/2022 10:55:31 AM (GMT -6:00)

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