Woman thanks "Coffee Cop" in DeForest

Published: Jan. 10, 2018 at 10:07 PM CST
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Getting pulled over typically puts a damper on your day; however, for one DeForest woman, it made hers quite a bit better. Last week, DeForest Police posted video of Chief Daniel Furseth pulling a woman over. Instead of a ticket, he gave her the coffee she'd forgotten on top of her minivan.

"It was probably the shortest traffic stop I've made in a long time," said Furseth.

Furseth and Christi Pulliam are still laughing at the video. It might look familiar because it's been viewed more than 12 thousand times on YouTube in less than a week.

"My cousin from Colorado saw it on her local news station," said Pulliam.

"I got messages from people out of state saying they saw this and someone said they saw it on a Norwegian station," said Furseth.

For Pulliam, it was a morning that started out like any other.

"Every morning is nice and calm and by calm, I mean chaotic. I get myself and two little girls and our giant German Shepherd ready for the morning... I forgot my coffee mug... I just ran back inside quick filled up a cup of coffee, closed the door and we pulled out of the driveway," said Pulliam.

While the coffee didn't make the cut, this is one thing Pulliam said she'll never forget.

"Very lucky to live in DeForest and to have such care and consideration taken for something that I would consider not so small for a mom in the morning," said Pulliam.

Chief Furseth said while it is pretty unique that this story has had so much attention, he said law enforcement officers do this kind of thing all the time.

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