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True Story That Is Umbelievable

I can not imagine what this Officer in New York City was thinking at the time of this Parking Violation. You would think when an officer writes a  Parking Violation, he or she would interact with the Driver who is being ticketed. Well that is not the case in this incident. The Officer approached the vehicle and noticed the vehicle was parked in a No Parking Zone. He approached the vehicle from behind and wrote down the License Plate of the vehicle. The person inside the vehicle was silent, just sitting there. He didn't say a word. I wonder what the Officer was thinking when the ticketed person didn't give him an excuse, to try and  persuade the Officer not to give him the Citation. Well the Officer wrote the ticket and placed the ticket on his dashboard, and walked away, got into his Patrol Car and left.
 A day or two later the Officers Commanding Officer called him into his office. He asked him, " did you issue a ticket several days ago to a Mr Rappoid, for Illegal Parking at such and such a time?" The Officer said," let me check my notes." He checked his notes and said, "yes." The Commanding Officer asked him, "You didn't notice anything in particular with Mr Rappoid?" The Officer asks his Commander, "Why?" His Commander responded, with a loud and angry voice. "Well because at the time you gave Mr Rappoid the ticket Rigor Mortis had set in and he was sitting Up and he was dead!" "Your the first Officer I know, that has written a Parking Citation to a Dead man, sitting dead in his Vehicle!"

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Date: 6/22/2022 11:39:00 PM

Good grief. That's life today. Idiocy rules the day
Date: 6/20/2022 8:51:00 PM

An incredible story, and quite sad! I've never heard of a ticket being issued without verbal interaction, when the person is present. Have a good week, Evelyn
Date: 6/20/2022 8:05:00 AM

Nothing surprises me in this world, anymore. Michael....
Date: 6/20/2022 5:28:00 AM

Unbelievable indeed! Just another incident for them? A touch of humanity goes a long way. I feel the officer regrets now. A story well told--it pains to know that the man was dead.
Date: 6/19/2022 5:22:00 PM

Truth is often stranger than fiction, as they say... I can imagine several reasons for the officer's actions, however. One of them might be 'sheer fear.' Easier to text someone his ticket, actually. Police are being hunted down in this nation by civilians and criminals alike, who know they can get away with murder in many municipalities... C'est la vie. Thanks for sharing this, Michael.
Date: 6/19/2022 9:08:00 AM

Incredible! It's hard to believe he wouldn't have inquired of the man why he was sitting in his car in a No Parking Zone! Then, of course, he might have discovered the situation. I suppose honest mistakes are made, but this one begs incredulity!
Date: 6/19/2022 5:08:00 AM

Wow! what s story! I really enjoyed your poem Michael!!! Happy Sunday!
Date: 6/19/2022 2:07:00 AM

Wow, you couldn't make it up, the officer must have been in a rush. Tom
Date: 6/19/2022 1:34:00 AM

Bet he was not the first one. Sad story.