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The World has a new Future Cop - Junior Sargent Landon Wilburn, Age 11, has a future as a real cop â€” a traffic cop.
The boy, who used to shout at speeders to slow down as they drove through the Stone Lakes subdivision in Louisville, now has taken matters into his own hands.
Dressed like a "real" cop, a reflective vest, wearing a bicycle helmet, plastic badge and armed with an orange Hot Wheels brand radar gun, he points and records the actual speed of passing traffic.
Jonior Sargent Landon Wilburn also carries a flashlight with a built-in siren.
"When I saw it happening, I got the biggest kick out of it," said resident George Ayers, 61. "People were locking up their brakes when they saw him."
Many residents in the subdivision are frustrated that motorists tear through the neighborhood at 55 mph despite signs posting a 25 mph limit.
Officials said the city will install speed humps in the neighborhood if 70 percent of residents agree and are willing to put up half the money.