If you're a law-abiding citizen and driver in Virginia, then you should probably be made aware of the new traffic law that saw cops pulling over 20 people on July 29 (video below).
Have you heard of it? “Vehicle code 1739” -- driving on a hot day without an ice cream cone.
According to WTKR, Halifax Police Chief Kevin Lands and Officer Brian Warner decided to try and remediate some of the tension between civilians and the police force by purchasing ice cream cones and handing them out to unsuspecting drivers.
It was a hot summer day, and temperatures had reached the 90s, which is surely grounds enough for an icy reward. However, when asked why he and his partner Officer Warner did it, Chief Lands told WTKR that the pair simply “wanted to try and put some smiles on people’s faces.”
Mission accomplished -- one Facebook video posted by Kevin Lands (which has been viewed more than six million times as of August 2) captures an officer after he pulled over a driver. He proceeds to tell her the reason she was stopped: for driving on a hot day without ice cream, naturally. Immediately, she erupts into relieved peals of laughter.
"Her reaction was absolutely the best," Warner said. "It was genuine, and she had us smiling and laughing for a good hour afterwards, and I've probably watched the video myself 50 times just laughing... and that's one of the great things with police work you get to meet people like that on a daily basis, and it makes the job worth it.”
Watch the sweet exchange below.