FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Moms in a California city can thank the local police department for getting their Mother’s Day flowers delivered on time.
On Sunday at about 12:30 p.m. PDT, police in Fairfield responded after a flower delivery driver was involved in a collision, KGO reported.
The driver of the vehicle carrying the flowers was arrested on suspicion of DUI, but there were plenty of bouquets that had to be delivered, the television station reported.
A Fairfield Police Department spokesperson told KTVU that officers found invoices for about 10 deliveries, so they took the bouquets and delivered them to keep area moms happy for Mother’s Day.
“Pretty unusual. I haven’t done that before,” Officer Chance Leong told the television station.
Leong, along with Lt. Jausiah Jacobsen and Officer James Lewis all responded to the minor fender bender and then doubled as delivery persons, according to KTVU.
“Kind of a joking thing of well what are we going to do with these things? Deliver them?” Jacobsen told the television station. “And it was, ‘Yeah, we are going to deliver them.’”
“I decided Mother’s Day shouldn’t be ruined just because of this guy’s decision-making,” Leong added.
Leong and Lewis split up the orders, delivering them in between regular calls. Mothers answering the doors saw a police officer in uniform with a bouquet.
“I’d introduce myself and say unfortunately the delivery driver was arrested so we are taking it upon ourselves to deliver it to you,” Leong told KTVU. “Most of them seemed a little surprised, a little confused as to why I was knocking on the door. They weren’t expecting us by any means.”
The moms may have been confused, but they were certainly grateful.
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