A Montana grandmother used a hairdryer disguised as a speed gun to slow speeding cars and is now an “Honorary Montana Trooper.”
“We were talking about maybe something would slow the cars down. So, we decided to put me in a chair, and I guess use the hairdryer as a speed thing,” said Patti Baumgartner.
So Patti Baumgartner sat in a chair on the side of the road and pointed a white hairdryer at cars, in hopes it would look like a speed gun and slow people down.
Patti’s son tweeted a picture of her to the Montana Highway Patrol. They’ve now given her the title of “Honorary Montana Trooper.”
“And like she says she’s got grandkids in the area, so she’s doing something for her grandkids benefit. The best thing I could think of is to give her a trooper hat and a badge to make her look a little more official,” Trooper Pesola told KPAX.
This isn’t the first time this has happened, but we love this grandma’s style.
In 2017, a British grandma also used a hairdryer to slow traffic down: