Video: Irvine Police hold 'pumpkin pie checkpoint,' give out pies

(KGTV) - A handful of Irvine residents had a happy run-in with the law ahead of Thanksgiving.

Irvine Police set up a "pumpkin pie checkpoint" where they surprised drivers with a free pie for the holidays.

"My name is Officer Smith with the Irvine Police Department," one Irvine Police officer said greeting a driver with a handshake, video shows.

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But when the officer extended his hand, the driver thought it was a vehicle stop.

"License?" the driver asked.

"No, no I want to offer you this pie for your family for Thanksgiving dinner," Officer Smith explained.

Officer Smith wasn't the only one surprising locals. Others covered the community giving out free pumpkin pies, surprising people out for a walk, working at Cypress Village Elementary School and Hoag Hospital Irvine.

"We're out here for the holiday of Thanksgiving saying thank you to our citizens," another officer said at a local park.

To see all the department's special deliveries, check out their Facebook page here.

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