Michigan police hand out Target gift cards for Christmas instead of tickets

A Michigan police department is using a different tactic when pulling over traffic violators. Instead of writing a ticket, police officers are issuing a warning and a $25 Target gift card.

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Every year, Moes on Ten, a restaurant in Novi, buys the gift cards and has police give them out, WXYZ reported.

"Most people when they see police, it's on a bad day. We come because your house got broken into,” spokeswoman Samantha Grockau told WXYZ. “In this situation, it's because you broke some violation.

"So, in order to put a spin on it, it's positive and a great feeling.”

The gift cards are worth $25 and are given out randomly. They will be handed out through the holiday season, WXYZ reported.

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