Aug 8th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
Parking tickets can be frustrating. Nobody likes getting a ticket, and a ticket for doing something as innocuous and ubiquitous as parking your car adds to the frustration. There are some good ways to deal with a parking ticket. Fighting the ticket in court could be successful. Arguing with the officer could be cathartic. Ripping up the ticket itself is definitely cathartic, but you’ll still have to pay it, possibly plus late fees. Attempting to run away from the ticketing officer in your car, presumably assuming that if the ticket isn’t physically on the car, it doesn’t count? Pretty dumb. Running over a police officer’s foot while you try to run from a ticket? That’s incredibly dumb.
That’s what Stephanie Pratt’s boyfriend Julien Chabbot did when faced with a parking ticket recently in New York City. The response he got should fill your heart with Schadenfreude. Seeing these NYC cops, who presumably are doing their time walking a beat waiting for the opportunity to move up to detective so they can use all the Briscoe puns they’ve memorized (and maybe adlib some of their own), haul an entitled jerk out of the Ferrari he just hit one of them with and throw him on the ground fills me with joy.
Stephanie Pratt (of the Hills) is featured in the video rummaging through the Ferrari and talking to the police.
Alex Roy (of one of the best books you should already have read) also had run-ins with Julian Chabbot and left less than impressed.
“This guy is the poster boy for why I don’t go to Gumball anymore” Roy told Jalopnik. “He says he only drives Italian, because only they know how to make cars. I asked him what he had before and he said he used to drive an Aventador.”
“You know that’s made by Audi.”
I asked, “do you take your cars to the track?” He says, “Oh yes, I go to every Formula One race, and I always fly first class.”
Well that settles it, I’ll continue my policy of crop dusting first class every time I get on a plane.