Police Chief Writes Himself a Ticket for Parking Violation
When a Florida police chief was called out for blocking a sidewalk with his improperly parked SUV, he responded by doing the only fair thing: writing himself a ticket!
Facebook user David Bires posted images of what he alleged to be Groveland Police Department Police Chief Melvin Tennyson's vehicle blocking a sidewalk outside city hall.
Bires pointed out that the department regularly issues tickets to citizens for blocking the sidewalk.
The Groveland Police Department soon responded with a Facebook post of their own.
"In response to a previous social media post about the chief of police parking on a sidewalk, let it be known he was made aware of the violation and he issued himself a parking ticket," the post read. "Chief Tennyson has since paid for the violation. Attached is a copy of the receipt and the chief's response and email to the City Manager and City Council."
Tennyson wrote in an accompanying statement that he was running late for a meeting and thought he had parked far enough off the sidewalk.
When he was informed that he wasn't, he voluntarily paid the $45 parking violation fee.
He explained that he cannot hold anyone accountable if he doesn't hold himself accountable.
"I have always said it starts at the top," Tennyson wrote.
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