Seattle police on Wednesday arrested a man who ran over the foot of a parking-enforcement officer who had been trying to give him a ticket.
According to police, the parking-enforcement officer was writing a ticket for a car parked in the 3900 block of Linden Avenue North just before 3 p.m. when the owner of the car arrived on foot and got into his car.
The parking officer told the man she’d written him a ticket and attempted to hand it to him, but the man refused to take it and started his car, according to police. He then backed up his car, running over the parking officer’s foot and “causing pain and injury,” police said.
The parking cop demanded the driver stop, and the suspect acknowledged striking the woman and said he would park. Instead, he drove off in an “evasive manner,” police said.
Medics from the Police and Fire departments responded and took the parking officer to the hospital, according to Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel.
“Officers went to the suspect’s home and waited for him to return. Just before 4 p.m. the suspect returned home and was placed under arrest by the awaiting officers,” wrote Kappel in an item in the Seattle Police Department blotter.
Police said the 38-year-old suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of felony assault and hit-and-run.