- The Washington Times - Friday, November 18, 2016

Police officers in Fort Worth, Texas, surprised drivers this week by handing out turkeys instead of tickets in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Five teams of officers spread out around the city Wednesday, pulling over drivers for small traffic violations and then surprising them with free turkeys, a local ABC News affiliate reported.

“I’m pleased to see it, because there’s so much hate in this country right now,” said Howard Miles, who took home a turkey. “To see brotherly love, it’s very, very inspiring.”

Jacoby Williams was thrilled to be handed a turkey after he was pulled over for not having a front license plate. 

“Not really sure all my wife has planned. We may fry it. May give it away,” Mr. Williams told a local Fox News affiliate. “It’s a good, very cool thing that they’re doing.”

Sherman Pitt, pastor of the Kingdom Tabernacle Deliverance Center, was pulled over after forgetting to wear his seat belt.

“That’s a blessing,” he said of his free turkey. “We’re giving these away, so that works.”

The turkeys were donated to the Fort Worth Police Department by Metro Ministries. Officers ended up giving away about 25 frozen birds Wednesday, Fox reported.

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