It wasn’t a “gay old time” or a “yabba dabba do time” for this Florida man. He was pulled over by law enforcement and given a citation. The man was dressed as Fred Flintstone and the vehicle he was “driving” was the foot-mobile from the popular cartoon show.
The effort by the police was all in good fun. The man dressed like Fred Flintstone was Don Swartz. He drove around the Pasco County area of Florida in his Smart Car distressed as the vehicle from the “stone age family.”
Pasco County deputy H. Echevarria pulled Swartz over for allegedly speeding in a neighborhood and issued him a notice to appear.
The Pasco Sheriff’s Office posted this message on the Facebook page: “On Sunday, November 4, Deputy H. Echevarria pulled over a Mr. Fred Flinstone (AKA Don Swartz) for speeding in the Meadow Bedrock Pointe Subdivision in Wesley Chapel.
Mr. Flinstone was issued a citation for speed and became unruly and had to be detained. After further investigation, Mr. Flinstone was issued a Notice To Appear and released.
Deputy Echevarria then seized the vehicle which is now part of the PSO fleet. This is what Intelligence-Led Policing looked like in the stone age.
A very special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Don and Trina Swartz for being such great sports… Yabba Dabba Doo!”
The best part about this Facebook post were the comments! Here are some of the best:
“Next time you decide to mess with the pasco county sherriff’s office yabba dabba DONT”
“They need to put the giant spare ribs on top.”
“His feet must be sore if he was speeding! (Even worse would be when he put on the brakes)”
“This is the only way to make a smart car cool…”
“What kind of fuel does the vehicle use? High-octane dino-poop?”