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    Cops on stakeout stymied by a parking ticket

    Report: Cops on stakeout stymied by a parking ticket

    by N. Clark Judd Monday December 10, 2007, 2:54 PM


    Bayonne detectives conducting surveillance in an unmarked car were about to spring on their target, cops said, when they were stopped by one pesky little problem: They got a parking ticket.


    According to police, parking enforcement officer Susan Wojtkowski issued a summons Friday to detectives in an unmarked car in the midtown area for failing to feed the meter - even after they showed their badges and told her they were on the job.



    Cops were staking out the target of a narcotics investigation and began arguing with Wojtkowski after she insisted on giving them a ticket, police said.


    While they were arguing, Wojtkowski stood in front of the car and the person they were staking out got away, reports said.
    Wojtkowski, 38, of Avenue A, was charged with obstructing a governmental function, police said, and was released on her own recognizance.




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    I had a meter maid..errrr man...errr person, stop me on the street one day and ask if I thought he should put a ticket on the chief of police car, his marked cruiser, since it was parked at an expired meter.....I told him yes, I think you should, grinned to myself and walked happily away. Next time I saw that chief he was still red in the face about it, said I was one up on him. Made me feel good being helpful like that. As for this thread, dumb move on her part.
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    I am so freakin glad they arrested that idiot......... course a rhino pushbumper would have motivated her alittle too i imagine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCSD722 View Post
    I had a meter maid..errrr man...errr person, stop me on the street one day and ask if I thought he should put a ticket on the chief of police car, his marked cruiser, since it was parked at an expired meter.....I told him yes, I think you should, grinned to myself and walked happily away. Next time I saw that chief he was still red in the face about it, said I was one up on him. Made me feel good being helpful like that. As for this thread, dumb move on her part.
    I got a parking ticket in a marked unit, in another jurisdiction, while in Federal Court involved in a suit. Now it that cite wasn't taken care of, who were they going to cut the warrant for?
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    I got a parking ticket in a marked unit, in another jurisdiction, while in Federal Court involved in a suit. Now it that cite wasn't taken care of, who were they going to cut the warrant for?
    I know of one agency where there's a war between cops and parking enforcement. There's almost no parking around their courthouse, too.

    In at least some cases, parking tickets issued to cruisers or other definitely cop vehicles (not POVs, in other words) led to tracking down the officer assigned to that vehicle at the time in question, and hitting them for the fine.

    Fucked up, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    I know of one agency where there's a war between cops and parking enforcement. There's almost no parking around their courthouse, too.

    In at least some cases, parking tickets issued to cruisers or other definitely cop vehicles (not POVs, in other words) led to tracking down the officer assigned to that vehicle at the time in question, and hitting them for the fine.

    Fucked up, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal View Post
    That's why I always put Lazy Fed's name on the sheet when I sign out a G-ride.

    Now that's funny.
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    You know, as much as I think that meter maid was a bitch, the defectives have no one to blame but themselves for fouling up their stakeout. If they were "about to spring" on their perp, then you take the ticket, STFU, and take care of business. Court would have been the place to argue the ticket, and as cops they should know that.
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    Got one from city for parking while on an errand in in a load zone. The g-ride was the Gov's car in the security detail. The Capt said "you go pay it, in civvies". End of short story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCSD722 View Post
    I had a meter maid..errrr man...errr person, stop me on the street one day and ask if I thought he should put a ticket on the chief of police car, his marked cruiser, since it was parked at an expired meter.....I told him yes, I think you should, grinned to myself and walked happily away. Next time I saw that chief he was still red in the face about it, said I was one up on him. Made me feel good being helpful like that. As for this thread, dumb move on her part.
    CLASSIC! lol....

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    I agree with rhino. (that don't happen often) 2nd choice,remove metermaid from path and catch bg. to stand there arguing with her while bg gets away is just plain stupid.


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    i guess discretion was not taught in the meter maid class...
    wonder if there will be a lawsuit to get the job back? LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    I agree with rhino. (that don't happen often) 2nd choice,remove metermaid from path and catch bg. to stand there arguing with her while bg gets away is just plain stupid.
    Yep. Either move or take the ride with the Narc perp.
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    Wow. What a stupid meter-maid...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    You know, as much as I think that meter maid was a bitch, the defectives have no one to blame but themselves for fouling up their stakeout. If they were "about to spring" on their perp, then you take the ticket, STFU, and take care of business. Court would have been the place to argue the ticket, and as cops they should know that.
    If that were the scenario, Rhino, I would fully agree with you. However, it could very well have been that the meter maid, in all her self-important posturing, decided to obstruct the detectives just as they were about to drive away in their car to follow the suspect. It states in the article that the meter maid stood in front of the police car as they argued. It could be a possibility that the detectives didn't have time to wait around for her to write the stupid ticket.

    When a suspect decides to leave, you as a surveillance unit should be ready to move post-haste. In any case, it was a stupendous lack of discretion on the part of the meter maid.

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    parking nazi!!!

 

 
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