Monday, February 14, 2011
Peralta's bad parking habit
From Fox 5:
Former state Senator Hiram Monserrate was caught still using his placard six months after being booted from the senate for assaulting his girlfriend.
Now Peralta, who coincidentally won Monserrate's seat, and his wife are getting free parking with placards that say the vehicles are on official police business.
"No, no. No. Look it's not about special privileges," Peralta says. "It's about from time to when you use your placard for business, when you use your placard from time to time when you are going to an event.
On each of the occasions we observed, the cars were parked at metered spaces within a block of his home.
"There are many events that occur by where I live," Peralta says. "So it happens. Yes, it does."
Into our Fox 5 Hall of Shame we induct state Senator José Peralta for misusing a police placard to avoid putting money in the meter.