Friday, December 01, 2006
When people have a heart
Speeding couple given toy
A German couple caught speeding on their way to give birth were given a toy for their new baby instead of a ticket.
Barbara and Johann Meyer, from Wachtberg, initially received a ticket after a speed camera photographed them breaking the speed limit.
But when they told authorities that they were on their way to hospital where Barbara gave birth to their first baby, police cancelled the fine.
Instead, they sent them a toy police officer in uniform - holding a speed camera.
Police also recommended the Meyers put the original speeding camera image into their son's first photo album.