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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Photo shows cop car parked in handicapped spot at IHOP

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A picture of a police car in Indiana has garnered over a million views, after it was caught parking in a handicapped spot at an IHOP restaurant in Lafayette, reports CBS affiliate WTTV.

Lafayette Police Department Chief Patrick J. Flannelly in Indiana told WTTV that the image was brought to his attention on July 12. He said he immediately initiated an internal investigation to determine the circumstances of the photo.

The photo was originally submitted to Reddit on Monday by user TheToolMan with a caption reading,"My local police must be responding to a pancake emergency." According to TheToolMan, the officer was inside the restaurant eating breakfast.



Anonymous said...

He's got a motorized cart, doesn't work, so what was such an inconvenience for him? Afraid his battery might die having to travel an extra 35 feet in the parking lot? Besides two other people with him, they could drop him at the door and go park the car and come back. So sick of people feeling entitled to something.

Also, others researched and found to the left in this picture is a properly signed handicapped spot, it's unclear how many spots are required for this restaurant. The one the cop is in is not legally enforceable as it does not have a sign in front as required. Perhaps the zoning laws changed and they decommissioned the spot and are waiting for the paint to fade away.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of mentally handicapped police out there.

Anonymous said...

We are all aware that laws do not apply to POLICE.. or to POLITICIANS..

Anonymous said...

Simple . sorry about the typo. I know everyone gets grades on their comments. Lol

Anonymous said...

10;04 is correct, that is not a legal HC parking spot.

Anonymous said...

They're cops, they can do anything they want. Ever see one drive the speed limit?

lmclain said...

So, the cop is using the "it's not TECHNICALLY a handicap space" because it doesn't have a sign excuse?
THAT is what we all want to see in law officers --- a PRIVILEGED mentality and a disregard for the INTENT of the law and a disregard for the people who might actually NEED that space.
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

You can't fix stupid.

He's supposed to be at a doughnut shop not eating pancakes.