Tyler police officer Kenneth Caudle spends his afternoons walking around busy store parking lots.
Those who fail Caudle’s report card won’t have to pay a fine or go to court. They get a friendly reminder to watch what they leave in their car because thieves are watching, ready to take what they want.
“People are just getting in too much of a hurry, just need to slow down and be aware of their surroundings,” Caudle said.
Dr. Aubrey Sharpe didn’t get a ticket, he got a report card with a failing grade.
“He was right. My radar detector is a dead giveaway and they like to steal those. I’m going to go hide everything I got,” Sharpe said.
Jenifer Artea didn’t pass either.
But she wasn’t upset that she flunked the test.
“I think it is really good what they’re doing. It helps people out,” Artea said.
Tyler police officers are not the only people handing out these report cards.
Volunteers also help with the grading and will pass out report cards in apartment complexes and other busy parking lots.