Sunday, February 15, 2009

Traffic Agents in the News

PTF: "Drivers are mad as hell. The economy is in the toilet. Millions of people have lost their jobs. Millions have already lost their homes. The last slap in the face that makes people snap is seeing some $%@! traffic agent slapping a bogus parking ticket on their car. Of course, that's no excuse for violence. Please, redirect your anger into social activism."

Jan. 29, 2009, NY Post:
by Jamie Schram and John Doyle


A traffic agent issuing a parking ticket was pelted with green peppers by the vehicle's owner in Borough Park, authorities said yesterday.

The agent issued the summons because the car was blocking the crosswalk at 13th Avenue and 38th Street at around 10:40 a.m. Sunday, cops said.

Suddenly, Ale Elawar, 43, dashed out of a nearby store and screamed, "You are not putting a f- - -ing ticket on my vehicle," sources said.

Elawar then dumped a container of peppers on the agent's jacket and drove off , authorities say.

The agent gave Elawar's registration information to a cop, who contacted the pepper head.

Two days later, Elawar surrendered and was charged with menacing and obstructing governmental administration.

Jan. 25, 2009, NY Post:
by John Doyle


A traffic agent was hospitalized after an ugly confrontation with a motorist in Bayside.

Victor Argurello-Adams, 47, was inside a store on Bell Boulevard near 208th Place shortly after 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19, when he spotted the traffic agent standing near his parked car writing a summons.

Argurello-Adams ran out of the store and charged towards the agent, slamming him in the face with his forearm, according to court papers.

The agent was treated at an area hospital.

Adams was charged with assault and harassment, authorities said.

Jan. 3, 2009, NY Post:
by Tatiana Deligiannakis and John Doyle


A livery cab driver was busted after he plowed his car into a traffic agent's vehicle while trying to escape a ticket in Corona, authorities said.

Miguel Reinoso, 57, was parked at 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue Wednesday morning when a traffic agent with a ticket scanner approached his car, police said.

Reinoso tried driving away in an attempt to avoid the ticket, but slammed into the traffic agent's car parked nearby, police said.

He was charged with criminal mischief, obstructing governmental administration, attempted assault and harassment, according to a spokesman for DA Richard Brown.

Dec. 11, 2008, NY Post:
by Tatiana Deligiannakis


An Astoria man was arrested after threatening a traffic agent and kicking her car door as she wrote him a ticket, police said.

Sypros Markos, 42, confronted the agent on 29th Street near Broadway last Thursday morning, cops said.

"Look at my eyes and remember my face, I'm going to teach you lesson," said Markos, according to a criminal complaint.

As the agent entered her car, Markos kicked the driver-side door, police said.

He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and attempted criminal mischief, according to a spokesman for DA Richard Brown.

Dec. 7, 2008, NY Post:
by Philip Messing


A motorist accused of talking on her cellphone while behind the wheel and double-parked was arrested after she bumped a traffic agent in Jackson Heights and drove off, authorities said.

Agent Karim Green spotted Filomena Newman, 42, double-parked in her 1998 Mazda on Roosevelt Avenue at 2:05 p.m. on Nov. 29 as she was chatting on her cell, according to a spokesman for DA Richard Brown.

When Green walked up to the car, Newman put down the phone, but the agent put up his hands in a "don't move" gesture, according to a criminal complaint.

Instead, Newman hit the gas and struck Green in the right knee with the car's front bumper, authorities said.

Newman was "shouting and screaming that she was not double-parked and was waiting for a friend," according to the court document.

A second woman jumped into the car and Newman drove off, cops said.

She was busted later that day and arraigned on charges of assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

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