I’m on the telephone with Frank today. We’re talking about a parking ticket for parking alongside a fire hydrant. Frank parked directly in front of the pump, and left his car for a couple of minutes. When he returned, he found a parking ticket under his windshield wiper.
There were no omitted, misdescribed or illegible required elements on the front of the parking ticket; and there is no fine reduction available for pump tickets. I’m about to hang up when Frank says, “I got a great story for you.” Yes he surely did!
You can ‘t make this stuff up
Frank’s uncle is a veteran police officer. He’s put in twenty (20) years with the NYC police department . One day, not long ago, Frank’s uncle and his partner double parked their police van in front of the court house, and escorted a “perp” into court. The “perp” entered a plea before the judge, and the small group of three (3) headed back to the van.
The two police officers walked to the spot where they left the van double parked, escorting the “perp” in handcuffs. They stared at the spot where they swore they left their van. The van was gone. That’s right, the police van was doused with a NYC cocktail, a ticket and tow.
The “perp” turned to Frank’s uncle and said, “They even tow police vans?”
Justice is blind
And “perps” can be very understanding. The group of three waited patiently for another police van to take the prisoner back to jail.
Res ipsa loquiter
Have you ever been a prisoner in handcuffs standing outside a court house, only to find the police van towed for double parking? Just kidding.
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