Police rethinking rabbit costume traffic stings after criticism
Glendale police continued a pedestrian safety sting on Thursday, but they dropped the use of a rabbit costume that had generated some criticism.
A sting on Wednesday used a police officer dressed as a rabbit -- a move one councilman described as “breathtakingly dangerous.”
“I am happy to hear that they modified the sting and agreed that the idea of a giant rabbit — a total anomaly out in the roadway — is not exactly training our drivers to learn really anything,” Councilman John Drayman said.
The city was reevaluating the use of costumes as decoys, although they have not been uncommon at previous pedestrian enforcement campaigns, city spokesman Ritch Wells said.Read the full story here.
-- Veronica Rocha
Photo: A car does not stop for a Glendale police officer dressed in a rabbit
costume crossing the street at Central and Garfield in Glendale on
Wednesday. The driver was pulled over for not yielding
to a pedestrian. (Raul Roa / News-Press)