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Drivers Ticketed When They Miss Cop Dressed In Stupid Traffic Cone Costume

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Well, this is one of the most bizarre sting operations we've heard about. In an effort to get Moreno Valley drivers to pay attention to the road, deputies devised a plan where they dressed up one of their own in a giant, orange cone costume.

The cone-man walked along the crosswalk at Eucalyptus Avenue and Running Deer Road, and if drivers didn't stop for him, they would get ticketed, according to the L.A. Times. The Riverside County Sheriff's Dept. cited 15 drivers for not stopping for the cone-man, and nine others for other traffic violations.

This sting operation was done to make drivers aware that pedestrians have the right of way and that they need to stop at crosswalks and especially near schools for students.

We have to wonder what that deputy did wrong to have to be on cone duty.