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Florida man in Fred Flintstone costume pulled over for driving 'footmobile'

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 13:21:56-05

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (WTXL) - Deputies say a Florida man dressed as Fred Flintstone was pulled over for speeding in a 'footmobile.'

Luckily for Florida's long history of bizarre headlines, this traffic stop was all done in good fun, WPLG reports.

The Pasco County Sheriff's office says that on Sunday, they pretended to pulled over Don Swartz, who was dressed as Fred Flintstone complete with his own 'footmobile.'

Deputies say Swartz was speeding in the Meadow "Bedrock" Pointe Subdivision in Wesley Chapel, leading to him getting a citation.

That's when Swartz aka Fred Flintstone "became unruly and had to be detained. After further investigation, Mr. Flinstone was issued a Notice To Appear and released."

Deputies say the footmobile was seized and is now a part of the department's fleet. 

"This is what Intelligence-Led Policing looked like in the stone age. A very special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Don and Trina Swartz for being such great sports... Yabba Dabba Doo!" deputies wrote on their Facebook page.