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Ellen DeGeneres snaps picture with CHP officer

Posted at 7:58 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 19:11:55-04

A California Highway Patrol officer now has proof to his wife that he met Ellen DeGeneres.

Officer Sims was working a road closure when the comedian and television host stopped by to see what was happening.

Officer Sims was working a road closure and all of the sudden Ellen DeGeneres stops by to find out what's going…

Posted by CHP – Santa Barbara on Monday, July 22, 2019

CHP posted the interaction on its Facebook page:

Officer Sims: Can I help you?

Ellen: What’s going on? 
Officer Sims: There are some down power lines.
Ellen: It’s kinda messing with my party.
Officer Sims: Well, if you invited me to your party this wouldn’t have happened. 😉
Ellen: Ha ha 😂
Officer Sims: My wife loves your show and won’t believe I met you.
Ellen: Well, let’s take a selfie!
Officer Sims Wife: 😱 OMG!

DeGeneres is a Montecito resident. You can watch Ellen weekdays at 4 p.m. on KSBY.