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12-10-07, 07:57 PM #1
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.
12-10-07, 08:08 PM #2
Stupid.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
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12-10-07, 08:18 PM #3
Meter maids - - - SHEESH!
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12-10-07, 08:32 PM #4Rookie
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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.Stay safe, let's all go home.
12-10-07, 08:37 PM #5
Holy bananas, Batman! What a total idjet!Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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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.There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.” -- Ernest Hemingway
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12-11-07, 12:33 AM #8The Reason People Hate Cops & Causer of WarSupporting Member Lvl 2
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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?
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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?
12-11-07, 01:01 AM #9
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12-11-07, 03:38 AM #11
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 everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
12-11-07, 04:12 AM #12
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.Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.-- Anonymous
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12-11-07, 04:15 AM #13
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12-11-07, 10:45 AM #14
12-11-07, 12:45 PM #15
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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12-11-07, 01:12 PM #16
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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12-11-07, 03:16 PM #17
12-11-07, 05:27 PM #18
Wow. What a stupid meter-maid...Calm Like A Bomb...
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12-11-07, 05:35 PM #19
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.
Just a thought."The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly."
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12-11-07, 05:42 PM #20
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