|Miami Beach, 1975. photograph by Flip Schulke.|
The place: Washington Avenue and 14th Street, Miami Beach.
Miami Beach police officer Frank Marzullo - the "Dirty Harry of the Crosswalks" - is nabbing jaywalkers and issuing $3 tickets like he's handing out candy at a kid's birthday party. And just about everybody gets a ticket on this day. At 6:16 in the first video, Marzullo tells one elderly lawbreaker, "It's better to be late for an appointment than to be on time in heaven."
On hand to record the action is a crew from a kinder, gentler Channel 7, including reporter George Skinnner, who was surely a contender that year for "Mr. Congeniality."