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Police say it with flowers: You’re under arrest

NORTHGLENN, Colo. (AP) ” Undercover officers bearing flowers, balloons and empty gift boxes staged a Valentine sting in this north Denver suburb, rounding up at least two dozen fugitives at their homes on charges ranging from drunken driving to sex offenses.

Officers posing as delivery workers showed up at the fugitives’ homes on Tuesday and Wednesday, arresting them after they came out to accept their “gifts.”

Police spokesman Rick Kellogg said the ploy is safer for officers than a standard arrest because fugitives are caught off-guard.

In one incident, an officer posing as a delivery man from “Sweetheart Flowers” cuffed a suspected drunken driver after arriving with a gift box and bouquet.

“The flowers were compliments of the Northglenn Police Department,” officer Steve Garber said. “The look on his face was priceless.”

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