A Toronto police officer in the city’s east end recently dressed himself in a hoody, baseball cap, jeans and sunglasses, wrote a message on a piece of cardboard and, not unlike many members of Toronto’s homeless community, wandered along a city street while peeking at drivers as the cars passed by.
On one side of the sign, the message read, “I’ve got high hopes – Frank Sinatra.” On the other, the message was more direct.
It read: “Hello, I am a police officer. If you are reading this you are about to get a cell phone ticket."
An image of the officer in disguise was tweeted out by Const. Randall Arsenault and prompted a firestorm of responses, from residents who felt the tactic was sneaky and underhanded as well as those who celebrated its ingenuity.
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