Tuesday, December 14, 2010
An EV Grieve reader sends along a story from this past weekend... She had been at Russ and Daughters, and was walking her bike east along Houston.
Near Ludlow Street, a police car pulled over. The officers demanded to see her ID. She handed over her license, and was made to wait for nearly 30 minutes while the officers sat inside the car. (A detail worth noting — both officers were smoking cigars...)
Per the reader: "They issued me a court summons for riding my bike on the sidewalk, which I wasn't doing. [I never] put my feet to the pedals. The officers completely refused to offer any explanation whatsoever."
So, was this just one of the things... like the one person busted for hanging flyers on light poles full of flyers? Or has the NYPD been issuing tickets like this of late? Anyone else recently receive a rather frivolous ticket like this?