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That Plastic Cop Is A Real Doll

07/01/2014 04:04 pm ET | Updated Jul 01, 2014

Ada, Oklahoma's cash-strapped police department can't afford another traffic cop so it has turned to a CPR dummy named "Plastic Popo" to keep the peace.

When dressed up in a blue police uniform and put behind the wheel of a police car, Plastic Popo looks enough like a human officer to get speeding drivers to slow down.

"We can't keep people in every neighborhood that they complain about speeders, but we can put that car there and let it sit all day and it will slow people down," Ada Police Chief Mike Miller told News9.com.

But just because Popo isn't real doesn't mean he can't be hurt on the job.

His car was recently hit head-on and had to be towed off for repairs.

"He was 10 or 12 feet off the shoulder and a drunk driver came along and took out the car," Miller said, according to NewsOn6.com.

Once the police department gets another patrol car, Miller said "Plastic Popo" will be back inside his patrol car enforcing the speed limit without eating donuts.

Ada isn't the city using fake cops to enforce traffic laws.

Officials in Bangalore, India, have set up cardboard cops at busy intersections in hopes drivers will see them, think they are real and slow down to avoid a ticket.

It works great ... except in rainstorms.

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