Is That Clark Griswold? Police Officer Stops Unsafe Family Transporting Enormous Tree

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November 30, 2017

A Sudbury, Massachusetts family decided to pull a Clark Griswold move from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" the other day.

There was a specific tree they wanted, and nothing was going to stop them from getting it home — unless it was a police officer.

As the family trekked home, lugging their oversized-Christmas tree, they drove past a police car. Seeing how precarious this situation was, the police officer quickly flipped on his lights and pulled the family over.

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Technically, the police officer could have given the man a ticket for impeded operation of a motor vehicle, but he didn't feel like it would be Christmas spirit, so he helped secure the tree to the car. The police department posted this on Facebook to remind everyone to transport their trees responsibly.

"We just gave a warning in light of the holiday spirit," Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix told TODAY. "Our intent is ensuring the safety of that vehicle and of other motorists without us squashing Christmas for the kids and the family."

The comments on Twitter are quite entertaining!

https://twitter.com/grierhiggins/status/935641465132220418

https://twitter.com/laniek71/status/935540526862032896

https://twitter.com/micortazonzz1/status/935978323255050240

For a full report, check out the video below.

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