Motorists fail to mow down 7-foot-tall gingerbread man hanging around schools
IF you saw a 7-foot-tall gingerbread man crossing the road ahead of you would you stop? Or would you put your foot down?
Police in Moreno Valley, California, thought it a test of a driver’s care on the road to dress up one of their own as a huge gingerbread man. The report says he was “invisible to most of the 13 motorists who were cited in a 50-minute span during a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department pedestrian decoy operation”.
Invisible? Nothing of it. He was all too visible. For 50 minutes he wandered about by two schools.
Says Sgt. Bill Guimont:
“Our concern is if they can’t see a 7-foot gingerbread man, then how are they going to see their son or daughter that is only 5 feet tall walking through a crosswalk.”
Because they can recognise their own son or daughter and would slow down. But when confronted by a man dressed as a massive biscuit who boasts that “You can’t catch me” as he menaces the school run, they don’t. Not stopping is a testament to these drivers’ sanity.