Va. County To Issue ‘Slurpee’ Tickets To Kids Caught Doing Good Deeds This Summer
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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Good deeds will lead to brain freeze for kids in one northern Virginia county this summer.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office plans to pass out 7-Eleven Slurpee coupons to children who are observed helping out in their community — whether by volunteering, practicing bicycle safety or helping out a neighbor.
“This is a great opportunity for our deputies to have a positive interaction with young people in a non-law-enforcement situation,” Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman says. “Ultimately, we want everyone to have a safe and fun summer.”
Loudoun County is not the first community to participate in “Operation Chill.” It was developed in 1995 by 7-Eleven, Inc. to encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when neighborhoods can experience increases in petty crime like loitering, shoplifting and graffiti.