ATLANTA, GEORGIA – An Atlanta man says a parking officer criticized his Mitt Romney bumper sticker and then slapped a ticket on his vehicle. The Georgia Republican Party is incensed about the incident and is urging Mayor Kasim Reed to speak out.
The motorist admits that he was illegally parked, but is upset over the ticketing officer’s reaction to the bumper sticker.
“I overheard her say that, when she saw the sticker on the back of my car, the Mitt Romney sticker, ‘Oh, I’m definitely going to give you a ticket now,'” he said.
Georgia Republican Party Chairman Sue Everhart said she was surprised to hear of the incident.
“I am just amazed that this happened in this city, and I know this is not what Mayor Reed would like to see his employees do. It reflects on the whole city,” said Everhart.
The motorist said that he’ll pay the ticket, but thinks that he’s due an apology.
“It sounded like she was almost insulted by the fact that I had a Mitt Romney sticker on the back of my car,” he said.
The mayor’s office and Park Atlanta, the company the enforces parking in the city, had not responded to FOX 5’s request for comment as of Thursday afternoon.