Cop Gets Booted, Booter Gets Detained
Tempers might be flaring between the Chicago Police Department and Department of Revenue employees.
Last Friday, according to Fox Chicago News, a boot van driver was trying to boot a Corvette on a street adjacent to the main police station.
Turns out, the Corvette’s owner was a cop, who happened to walk out when his car was being booted.
While the cop seemed resigned his situation (he owed over $1000 for 8 outstanding tickets), a police sergeant came out and demanded the booter’s drivers license because he was allegedly “parked illegally.”
Obviously, the police sergeant was just harassing the booter as boot vans are allowed to double park when administering or removing a boot.
20 minutes later, the license was returned and the booter free to go.
The booter tipped off Fox News Chicago and also filed a complaint with CPD.
We wonder what this incident will do for CPD/DOR relations?
Here’s Fox Chicago’s full story, “Chicago Police Officer Racks Up 62 Parking Tickets.”
Here’s some interesting comments over at the Detective Shaved Longcock blog.