Officer Uses Homeless Man Costume To Catch Drivers Using Phones


You text, you drive, you lose. We’ve all heard that before, but a lot of us still do it. Well, a Maryland police officer is going to great lengths to catch text offenders who are using their phone while driving.

On Tuesday, Cpl. Patrick Robinson went undercover with just a police radio and a body camera. He held up a sign that read, “I am not homeless. I am a Montgomery County police officer looking for cell phone texting violations.”

His costume seemed to work. Montgomery County police Sgt. Phillip Chapin and eight other officers in the county issued 31 tickets and nine warnings that day. Chapin said that they are seeing way more phone-related deaths lately and it needs to stop.

So let me remind you… you text, you drive, you lose.