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
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I'll bet this goes on all the time...except the suing part
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?
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.
Maybe suing was the only way to get it taken seriously.
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!!!
This has to go down as one of the worst approaches in the "how to ask a girl for a date" manual.
Smart girl. What a clever way to fight a parking ticket.
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.
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.
too much authority goes to some heads..they need a reality check every once and a while..
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.
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