Thursday, April 12, 2012
Witnessed on Warren Street
A Gossips reader witnessed the following incident this afternoon. The truck shown in the photograph was parked in the first metered spot on the southwest corner of Fifth and Warren. The front end of the vehicle extended into the yellow "No Parking" zone painted on the curb, and the parking meter was expired. At 4:32 p.m., a parking enforcement officer issued a ticket for the parking violation and placed it on the truck's windshield. No sooner had he done so than a passing HPD patrol car stopped, and the officer in the car told the parking enforcement officer to remove the ticket, explaining that the truck belonged to a fellow officer and the ticket would be voided anyway. The parking enforcement officer did as he was told and removed the ticket.