I was in west Los Angeles, Santa Monica area on 09/29/12. I was in my car waiting for a car to pull out with obvious driver in the driver seat about to back out, waiting on their parking spot to park my car. While I was waiting, I notice a "Parking Violations Bureau" officer named Shirley, Serial No. 3099, Beat:P112 walks to my driver side window and states, "you are getting a ticket today". Completely puzzled I asked, for what and she replies back, "obstruction of traffic".
Mind you this is a "Parking Violation officer about to write a ticket for moving violation? She moves to the back of the car and starts typing up the ticket and I am completely astonished trying to figure out what exactly was going on. How am I getting a obstruction of traffic ticket while I am waiting for a parking spot. As a passer by noticed the whole thing, he comes to my window and started telling me how they practice citation writing so illegally in that area that its absurd. While I was talking with him, the officer walks over to the passenger side of my vehicle and throws the ticket in through the open window and walks away very fast.
I was in complete shock and when I look at the ticket she describes the reason as, "Double Parking". I was sitting in my car in the driver seat with my foot on the brake and the car in "D", she states I was "Double Parked". I could not believe how such an individual is ever hired for such jobs. It was completely illegal, absurd and outrageous violation writing practice. I am a law abiding citizen and if in all fairness the ticket was for valid reason I would have just paid the ticket and be done with it.
City of Los Angeles should be ashamed of themselves for writing a vacationing tourist such illegal ticket. I contested the ticket with the Bureau and they replied back stating "statement of facts" was insufficient evidence to dismiss the citation. I have 4 alibi's who can attest that I was in the car driving the car when such illegal practice took place but I guess those alibi's do not hold enough evidence.