A man in Florida used his singing voice to get out of a traffic ticket for not wearing his seatbelt.
Gospel singer T.J. Bristol posted a video — which he shot himself with the aid of a selfie stick — to Facebook on Sunday after being pulled over by deputies in the Orlando area.
He sang “You Are So Beautiful” to the deputies and promised he would buckle up from then on, the video showed.
“God just got me out of this big ticket maybe you should try singing to your police officers,” he wrote in the post.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the incident, even sharing Bristol’s video on its own Facebook page and calling it, “A high note for two deputies!”
One of the deputies involved had lost her husband, a police officer, in a line-of-duty killing 5 years ago, and said the performance was “therapeutic.” The anniversary of his death was Tuesday, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Bristol concluded his post with a reminder for others to use their seatbelts while in a car.
“Always remember click it or ticket,” he wrote.