Officer Tickets Car With Dead Woman Inside
By Wyatt Earp | April 8, 2009
Well, she shouldn’t have been parking illegally!
So you know, this incident happened in Alabama. Now while it would be easy to make a stereotypical crack about the education levels of many in that state, I have readers there, so I won’t go there.
Although the temptation to do so is pretty strong. I’m just sayin’.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A parking enforcement officer issued a ticket for a pickup truck outside an Alabama emergency room while a woman lay dead inside the vehicle, authorities said.
Rebecca Kate Haley, 25, had been dead for at least seven hours when an illegal parking ticket was put on the windshield, authorities said.
Police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. said the officer didn’t see Haley because she was slumped over in the truck’s cab. Drug paraphernalia was found in the truck. (LINK)
Um, no offense, but if the officer placed the ticket on the windshield, how did he not see the woman was slumped over in the truck’s cab. I have given out plenty of tickets when I was in patrol, and I am 99% sure there weren’t any dead people inside the vehicles when I issued them.
Okay, maybe 85% sure.