ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Santa may reward the nice, but, Thursday, one of his elves was punishing the naughty. The elf happened to be an Orange County sheriff’s deputy and he gave a little extra sting to some speeding tickets.
Richard Lockman stands 5-foot-6. He’s dressed in green and red. He’s wearing tights. And he even has pointy shoes. But he’s no ordinary elf.
“I’m Santa’s helper today, helping to save lives so we can help these people enjoy their Christmas, so their families can enjoy their Christmas without the tragedy of traffic crashes,” Deputy Lockman told Eyewitness News on Thursday.
With a sign that said, “Help An Elf – Slow Down,” Lockman clocked the speed, while an army of 20 little helpers bagged the speeders along University Boulevard near Pelee Street.