Each week the Liberty Bank Channel 3 Surprize Squad goes on a special mission, but this week, they were running an under-cover operation with the Waterbury Police Department.
Just days before Christmas, the Liberty Bank Channel 3 Surprize Squad went undercover with the Waterbury Police Department for Operations Christmas Cheer.
The Liberty Bank Channel 3 Surprize Squad chose to do this week's surprise in Waterbury because their police department has had a tough year, after the loss of their brother, Deputy Chief Chris Corbett.
The mission was to put the smiles on residents’ faces.
For hours, the Liberty Bank Channel 3 Surprize Squad split up. They rode in two unmarked cruisers, which followed closely behind two patrolmen on motorcycles.
The cruisers pulled over motorists as well as pedestrians to give them a gift instead of a ticket or a verbal warning.
“You are blocking the sidewalk right here, I was going to give you a ticket, but I'm not. On behalf of Liberty Bank and the Channel 3 Surprise Squad, I’m going to give you a little something to wish you a merry Christmas,” WFSB anchor Nicole Nalepa said.
The generosity of the Liberty Bank Channel 3 Surprize Squad caused some people to laugh, say thank you and cry.
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