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.READ MORE: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
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.READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
The gift cards were donated by Cafe 23:5.
The Grinch is giving away gift cards to drivers obeying the traffic laws in Willow Park!! pic.twitter.com/jvUTqccdrY
— WP Chief West (@WPPDchief_west) December 3, 2019
She says one goal of the Grinch and citizen interactions is to remind people to drive safely during the busy holiday time.MORE NEWS: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge
Willow Park is 22 miles west of Fort Worth.