An Orange County sheriff's deputy dressed as a leprechaun and equipped with a laser speed-detection gun targeted speeding and reckless motorists in the area of University Boulevard and state Road 417. The "leprechaun" also held a sign reading, "Watch your speed or it will cost you your pot of gold." Motorcycle units stopped violators and issued the traffic citations after being informed by the "leprechaun" via radio. Officials said they issued about a ticket per minute. A lot of the drivers complained about the method, calling it entrapment "I think that's just ridiculous," a deputy said. "The (leprechaun) didn't force anybody to speed." Witn news video.
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