MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An apparent typo sent motorists in South Florida seeking to resolve their traffic citations to a website selling 2024 merchandise for former President Donald Trump, officials said.
Miami Beach police had distributed the erroneous flyers until last week, police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez told the Miami Herald on Monday. He didn’t know how long they had been in circulation.
“We are aware of this typographical error now,” Rodriguez said. “We have sent a notice to agents to stop using them.”
The flyer explained how to resolve minor tickets online by visiting the Miami-Dade County Clerk’s website. The problem was that the web address printed in the flyer omitted a hyphen, tricking drivers into visiting the wrong website.
Without the hyphen, the address redirects to a website that sells Trump 2024 hats and flags, as well as a DVD exploring the possibility of “one-stop global government” without Trump in the White House.
Court administrators said Miami Beach appears to be the only agency with the web address typo. Court officials provided the original flyer sent to Miami-Dade police in May 2020 which included the correctly severed web address. Rodriguez said Miami Beach produced its own version of the notices and the error was inserted at some point during the printing process.