WILLOW PARK, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Willow Park Police Department is spreading holiday cheer with the help of the Grinch.

A police employee dressed as the Grinch approaches people in their cars who are obeying traffic laws and handing them a $5 gift card.

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Police Chief Carrie West told CBS 11 this is the first year they’ve done this and people are getting a kick out of it.

They’ve also given the Grinch some strange looks as they seem him passing by in a patrol cruiser.

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The gift cards were donated by Cafe 23:5.

She says one goal of the Grinch and citizen interactions is to remind people to drive safely during the busy holiday time.

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Willow Park is 22 miles west of Fort Worth.