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Anonymous sign artist thwarts Florida deputies from writing tickets

'Well played, Anonymous Sign Artist. Well played.'

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. – Deputies with the Collier County Sheriff's Office were shocked and confused to see almost everyone obeying the speed limit last Wednesday. 

Deputies were set up to conduct a speed enforcement operation in Golden Gate Estates. 

After a while, deputies became suspicious as to why no speeders were, well, speeding by. 

"Traffic was steady, so why had they identified just one driver who was traveling over the speed limit?" a post by CCSO said.  

It turns out someone wrote a sign that said "POLICE AHEAD" and propped it on a speed light sign about a quarter of a mile ahead of their enforcement site.

"Mystery solved," the Collier County Sheriff's Office wrote. 

Well played, Anonymous Sign Artist. Well played. In response to citizen requests our deputies conducted a speed...

Posted by Collier County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.