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An attorney has filed an illegal parking complaint against a Portland police officer.
Eric Bryant says he was sitting at a restaurant in the trendy Northwest part of town when Officer Chad Stensgaard parked his patrol car next to a “No Parking” sign and walked inside to wait for his food.
Bryant told the Portland Mercury, an alternative weekly newspaper, that Stensgaard acknowledged the no parking sign when asked about it, but then just watched a basketball game on TV until his food was ready.
Bryant says he looked up the law and then filed a complaint as a private citizen, alleging violations with fines totaling $540.
Originally posted by Hyzera
reply to post by Double Eights
I agree. It was a huge emergency. The whole world would've went BOOM and stuff that's related to big boomness if he hadn't went in to watch the almighty omnipotent basketball game.
Really, this story is hilarious. Kudos to Mr. Byrant.
Editted for spelling
[edit on 4/24/2008 by Hyzera]
Originally posted by Double Eights
So if someone broke into your house, and was holding your daughter at gunpoint, you'd prefer if the authorities had to run a couple blocks to get to their vehicles...instead of walking out the door and hoping right in?
Originally posted by InSanE1
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the radio is in the car. Therefore even if an emergency was to arise, he wouldn't hear about.
Originally posted by Griff
On a side note. I ride my bike sometimes to work. And yes, I break the law sometimes and ride it on the sidewalk (there are some places where it's dangerous not to).
One day I was walking home and two bicycle cops rode past me. On the sidewalk. I took a picture with my cell phone.
Now, if a cop tries to harrass me for riding my bike on the sidewalk, all I have to do is take out my phone and ask: "What about these two?".