The notorious speed trap of Waldo, Fl., has decided it cannot afford its police department, reports the Gainesville Sun. Last night, the Waldo City Council voted in favor of disbanding its department, effective at midnight. “We're all going to be unemployed,” said one officer as a silver Mercedes sedan whizzed by his black and white police sport utility vehicle. The equipment in the cruiser showed the luxury car was traveling at 60 mph in a 45-mph zone.
Last month, the city’s last police chief, Mike Szabo, was suspended pending the results of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation. On Aug. 26, five Waldo officers revolted against Szabo and Cpl. Kenneth Smith with a presentation before the City Council that was rife with allegations that included an unlawful ticket quota, deceptive court appearances and unethical evidence storage.