Norman man records viral video after getting pulled over, not getting ticket

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NORMAN, Okla. - A Norman man was pulled over by police and recorded a cell phone video about his experience.

The video ended up going viral on Facebook.

Right now, it has more than 67,000 views.

The driver got something from the officer that wasn't a ticket.

It was a Monday around 10:30 in the morning.

Chris King was driving.

Lance Harrell was in the passenger seat.

Instead of a ticket, the officer gave the driver a verbal warning and gift cards worth $50 each.

Now, the video recorded moments after the surprising interaction has gone viral.

"I had like 400 friend requests over a 12-hour period," King said. "Facebook shut my profile down temporarily, because they thought I was spam."

The video showed King and Harrell in the raw: co-workers with a back and forth jokester type of relationship.

"Lance and I are just kind of the two shop clowns," King said.

The act of kindness was made possible by Norman PD and Sigma Nu Fraternity.

The frat wanted to give back to the community.

So, they contacted police and decided to give away 50 $50 gift cards through minor traffic violations.

"Something that they can pull them over, give them some advice about why this is breaking the law and, hopefully, make their Christmas a little brighter by giving them the opportunity of buying another gift they might have not been able to," said Sarah Jensen, Norman Public Safety Information Officer.

"Now, they have a different idea, different connotation of what policing is into the town of Norman," King said.

Both King and Harrell plan to pay it forward with their gift cards.

Harrell is thinking about getting his grandkids something special, and King is going to buy canned foods for the Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry in Norman.

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