Moraine police go ‘undercover,’ pay for Christmas shoppers’ gifts

The Moraine Police Department went on an extra special undercover mission: surprise holiday shoppers and pay for their gifts.

The two day-event — Blue Christmas — was in collaboration with Walmart and police to spread some holiday spirit.

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On the first day, police went “undercover” as Walmart employees and approached unsuspecting Walmart shoppers to help them finish up their holiday shopping — and then pay the bill.

The second day the department dressed up as elves and Santa’s helpers and gave shoppers three minutes to pick out as many gifts as possible.

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Santa even helped join in on the holiday cheer and gave out gift cards to shoppers.

“It was hectic; it was crazy,” said Deputy Chief Jason Neubauer in a video shared on the department's Facebook page. “We had a great time and a lot of fun.”

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