On a Wednesday night, an interesting scene unfolded 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. Pleasant Grove police officer Paul Rogerson was doing his job as usual and pulled over a certain driver for speeding. However, he was in for a bit of a shock once he found out who was in the car.

As he was going over the driver’s license, the woman to whom it belonged told Rogerson that soul-singer Gladys Knight was in her car with her on their way to a choir concert at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was scheduled to speak at the event seeing as Knight is a Mormon convert.

Like the kind soul Knight is, once she heard that it was Rogerson’s birthday, she stepped out of the car. Then in a display of genuineness, she promptly sang the well-known birthday anthem to the police officer.

After the sporadic performance, and most likely a little hesitancy, he decided to let them go to the choir performance with a simple warning, CBS News reports. 

Gladys Knight is reported to be living in Las Vegas, but was in Utah for the choir rehearsal, Jeanteil Livingston, a spokeswoman for Knight, told CBS. 


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