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Cop Issues Speeding Ticket, Asks Driver for a Date and She Sues Him

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    A Chicago police officer allegedly turned a $132 speeding ticket into a pick-up opportunity when he later tracked down the female driver and asked her out, saying the least he could do for the money he cost her was to treat her to dinner, according to a lawsuit  the woman filed in federal court.

    Evagelina Paredes  filed a lawsuit  in U.S. District Court in Chicago, accusing police officer Chris Collins  of violating her privacy, according to the Associated Press. She alleges that after she was ticketed on Oct. 22, Collins searched for her address in the motor-vehicle database and left a handwritten note on  the windshield of her car,  which was parked outside her apartment in the Chicago suburb of Stickney, asking her out on a date

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/c … 27538.html

    I'll bet this goes on all the time...except the suing part

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
      Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ... she could have said "no"...

  2. maxoxam41 profile image79
    maxoxam41posted 4 years ago

    Exactly what I meant earlier, they think that they are above the law. If he uses subterfuges to reach his goals, why wouldn't I?

  3. WritersBlock360 profile image60
    WritersBlock360posted 4 years ago

    wow, can someone say stalker?

  4. MPG Narratives profile image85
    MPG Narrativesposted 4 years ago

    Oh this is creepy, talk about abuse of privileges. Couldn't the police officer have found another way of meeting her?

    I think suing him is taking it a bit too far though because in a way it's kind of romantic. How many movies have you seen where a person goes to any length to meet someone?

    In real life though it's just creepy.

  5. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Maybe suing was the only way to get it taken seriously.

  6. mpoche4 profile image83
    mpoche4posted 4 years ago

    I would still be really ticked off that he gave me the ticket in the first place and I don't think dinner would help that. Not to mention..... Creeper alert!!!

  7. Cassie Smith profile image76
    Cassie Smithposted 4 years ago

    This has to go down as one of the worst approaches in the "how to ask a girl for a date" manual.

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Freakin' idiots. That's what rules this country now.

      1. Cassie Smith profile image76
        Cassie Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's been happening for awhile.

  8. Green Lotus profile image61
    Green Lotusposted 4 years ago

    Smart girl. What a clever way to fight a parking ticket.

  9. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 4 years ago

    When I first hear this story I thought it was kind of funny, but after giving it some thought, it makes me just a bit uneasy to think that a police officer would engage in this kind of activity, which shows a real lack of good judgment. I think she's a smart girl for exposing this matter so publicly. I hope it sends a clear message that this kind of unethical behavior is not to be tolerated.

  10. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 4 years ago

    It seems to me like when the public puts people on a pedestal we do the same for police officers allowing them to think whatever they do is OK.

    1. Moderndayslave profile image62
      Moderndayslaveposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Not all the time. I avoid them because court costs money.It's a fixed system and it's fixed against you.  When you get to court the only concern of the courts is to keep other lawyers getting paid.

  11. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    too much authority goes to some heads..they need a reality check every once and a while..wink

  12. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    It isn't that hen asked her out and she did say no.  It's that he tracked her down *later* using records he accessed as the cop and implies she was obliged to "pay him back".  That's what is creepy, an abuse of power. Cops should protect us from stalkers, not be one.