LAPD Chief stops distracted drivers, delivers message and gift card

Some distracted drivers got quite the surprise this week when LAPD Chief Charlie Beck stopped them on his motorcycle, but not to deliver a ticket.

Beck was working with the LAPD Valley Traffic Division on Thursday.

He wrote on Instagram: "Had the pleasure of joining two @lapdvtd motor officers and engaging in some traffic enforcement in @lapdvannuysdiv. We were looking for motorists that were driving distracted. After the stop, we explained the dangers of driving distracted, and warned them....then gave them some holiday cheer in the form a gift card."

Beck pulled over drivers who were distracted: some were talking on cell phones and others were texting.

But instead of a ticket, each driver got a warning about the dangers of distracted driving along with a holiday gift card.