Man Claims He Got Parking Ticket For Having Romney Sticker
October 2, 2012 by Bryan Nash
A man in Atlanta claims he received a parking ticket after an officer noticed the Mitt Romney sticker on his car. The driver admits to having parked illegally, but it was what he claims to have heard the officer say that made him furious.
“I overheard her say that, when she saw the sticker on the back of my car, the Mitt Romney sticker, ‘Well you have a Romney sticker. I’m definitely going to give you a ticket now,’” the motorist recalled. “It sounded like she was almost insulted by the fact that I had a Mitt Romney sticker on the back of my car.”
Georgia Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Everhart responded to the allegations: “I am just amazed that this happened in this city. And I know that this is not what Mayor [Kasim] Reed would like to see his employees do. It reflects on the whole city.”
Eric Gray, a spokesperson for the Georgia Democratic Party, said the incident needs to be investigated before any further action is taken.
“We shouldn’t be casting stones and trying to throw people under the bus,” Gray said. “This guy shouldn’t be targeted because of his bumper sticker. But we also shouldn’t target people’s jobs based upon conjecture or what we’re not certain about. Someone should investigate it. Let’s see what happens. Let’s let it play out.”