Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Breaking News

Officer takes 'pity' on safe driver, gives just a warning

Photo courtesy Wausau Police Department

By Jessica Suerth

(CNN) -- Let's face it: Getting a parking ticket is the absolute worst, and most people will do anything to avoid one.

But after a long night, one driver in Wausau, Wisconsin, figured a parking ticket was worth the risk, instead of driving home from a metered lot.

The driver, to avoid the dreaded yellow slip, left a note pleading with police officers to "take pity."

"Please take pity on me," the note said, "I walked home ... Safe choices. =)"

Jim Hellrood, the officer who came across the car, decided to give in to the request.

"Pity granted, just a warning," said the ticket left on the car. "$00.00."

In a Facebook post Monday, the police department wrote Hellwood "can appreciate people making safe choices, and a good sense of humor."

The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2017 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Share this article: