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Woman sues Chicago Police Officer that issues ticket and then tries to get a date

January 6, 2012 | No Comments »

A police officer issued a $132 speeding ticket and allegedly turned it into a chance to hook up, when he later used her information to track down the female driver to ask her out.  The ticketed lady’s lawsuit in Chicago Federal court alleges that he said that the least he could do was to treat her to dinner.

Evagelina Paredes  filed the civil lawsuit  in District Court in Chicago, accusing Chicago police officer Chris Collins  of violating her privacy, according to the Associated Press.  She alleged that she was ticketed on October 22 and then Collins searched for her address in the motor-vehicle database.  The shy but probing officer left a handwritten note on the windshield of her car,  which was parked outside her apartment in the Chicago suburb of Stickney, asking her out on a date.

A copy of the note was included in  the court documents and was obtained by the Associated Press.  The 27-year-old police officer tried to woo the female driver with humor and a seemingly heartfelt plea.

“It’s Chris … that ugly bald Stickney cop who gave you that ticket. … I know this may seem crazy and you’re probably right, but truth is I have not stopped thinking about you since. I don’t expect a girl as attractive as you to … even go for a guy like me, but I’m taking a shot anyways.”  “I did cost you $132 – least I can do is buy you dinner,” the note reportedly read.

Paredes claims that the note and the offiicer’s invasion of her privacy for personal advantage caused her to “suffer great fear and anxiety.”  The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified payments in damages, saccording to the Associated Press, she alleges that Collins used his position as a police officer to “manipulate” her into going out with him. The police officer chose not to comment to the Associated Press.  Perhaps he will leave a note on their window.



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