Have you ever heard of Hampton, Florida?
No worries if you haven’t; join the club. The town, home to less than 500 inhabitants, also goes by the name of “speed trap,” since that’s pretty much what it’s known for: catching speeders who pass through, and then ticketing them. Hampton is estimated to have collected nearly $1 million bucks from the infamous speed trap…but there’s just one problem: no one seems to know where all that money went.
It turns out that this tiny town is filled with corruption, and they’ve already been found to be in violation of at least 31 local and federal laws, several of which are major violations.
Hampton police work in relative luxury with new patrol cars and 1 officer to every 25 people. In addition to the lack of financial records, the town’s infrastructure is failing with little maintenance to grounds or utilities. The investigation is ongoing but some legislators are even questioning why the town exists at all.
So, if you have any relatives in Hampton, you may want to give them a visit while their zip code still exists. Speed through with your comments below.
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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.
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