San Bernardino police officers posing as homeless people on roadways busted a number of distracted drivers Monday.
The undercover officers stood on the roadside at various strategic locations with cardboard signs, but instead of an appeal for food or money, the signs read "SB Police" with arrows pointing up at their heads. "I am not homeless - Looking for seat belt and cellphone violations."
Of course, drivers who were busy looking down and texting on their phones didn't notice... and they got busted, to the tune of $162 tickets -- or $285 for second offenses.
In two hours, police stopped 54 people and gave 39 tickets for distracted driving, according to San Bernardino Police Detective Devin Peck.