A photo of a police cruiser parked in a handicapped parking space has been making the rounds of social media for the past day or so.
Eric Maier snapped the photo and sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org. He says it looked as though the cruiser was parked in front of a sushi shop in a strip mall on St. John's Blvd. and Labrosse in Pointe-Claire.
"The irony of having a cop car parked, but nobody around, and no lights flashing...it's a pet peeve I have," Maier tells CJAD News. "Sometimes you get tickets, and, you know, you never feel good about getting tickets. Sometimes...you know, bad place, wrong time, and then you see that. You know, maybe they owe me a credit for one of my tickets."
A spokesperson with the Montreal police department told CJAD News the officer in question was met by his commanding officer after the picture came to his attention. He also says the officer admitted to making a mistake by parking in the handicapped space.
The spokesperson wouldn't say, however, whether the officer faces a ticket — or any other kind of discipline.