A manager at a Staten Island construction company said he got a $60 parking ticket while dropping off baby supplies for a family that couldn’t afford it, according to the New York Daily News.
Rotten, right? Oh, but it gets better.
Chris Csoka, 42, said he asked a traffic agent first if they could leave his truck at that spot by the St. Marks apartment while he unloaded the donations. And after Csoka explained the situation, the agent said it would be all right.
“I run in the door; that same woman runs to my car, tickets it and then runs down the street,” Csoka told the Daily News.
A judge later turned down a request to dismiss the summons.
Csoka, of little Falls, N.J., was donating baby supplies to Anthony Spencer, of Staten Island, who has been unemployed since he got laid off from his job as an EMT a year and a half ago.
An NYPD spokeswoman said the traffic agent was unavailable to provide information about the incident, the Daily News said. There’s a surprise.
A city detective has since offered to pay the ticket, the Daily News said. But that’s not really the point, is it?
The real question is, why did the traffic agent say it was OK to park there if she was just going to give a ticket? Fulfilling a year-end quota, perhaps?
No, that can’t be it. We all know there are no ticket and arrest quotas. This has been established over and over by police officials denying detailed reports that there are, in fact, quotas.