Screengrab via OC Sheriff/YouTube

California sheriff and his wife announce her pregnancy with fake traffic-stop video

She claimed she was driving for two.

Feb 29, 2020, 9:19 am*



Rae Votta

A woman pulled over for a carpool-lane violation offered an excuse that wouldn’t fly with most cops, but it helps if your husband is the sheriff. 

In the video below—which is quite obviously staged—the sheriff pulls over his wife for being the only person in her car.

Her excuse? She’s driving for two. 

The video quickly went viral, and it currently has more than 662,000 views. Those hundreds of thousands of people might not be very interested in the videos that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office usually posts, such as information about a flag football fundraiser and an adorable clip of the office’s newest search-and-rescue bloodhound, Puppy Royal. 

But it turns out that the office’s YouTube channel hosts other potential viral hits, too; they’ve just been overlooked.

There’s a 20-second clip of OCSD Harbor Patrol Sharks, showing a shark in the water with no sound except the waves lapping at the camera. There’s also a surreal 10-second clip of a gas leak spewing into the air.

The sheriff’s office might have had its first viral hit with a pregnancy announcement—a triedandtrue YouTube staple of virality—but it definitely shows promise beyond that stunt.

Screengrab via OC Sheriff/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 1, 2016, 4:00 pm