A [Springfield] city parking meter attendant complained to police Wednesday afternoon that a downtown business owner swore at her after she ticketed his car.
The incident happened about 12:15 p.m. in the 300 block of East Monroe Street. The attendant and her supervisor told police that the man called the attendant a derogatory name while questioning her about why he got a parking ticket and the vehicle in front of his did not.
The attendant told him the other vehicle was, in fact, ticketed for an expired meter, the angry man swore at her, then tore up his ticket and threw it on the ground.
No one was arrested.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
They report this stuff to the police? And expect them to do what?
I would think this stuff happens daily. Maybe it’s time for the ticket writer to get into a new line of work. Also, I thought ticket writers ARE the police. Or a kind of police. Guess I don’t know nuthin’ ‘bout police either.