When a teenager in Texas saw a police car improperly parked in her apartment complex's parking lot, she asked herself, "What would the cops do?" She wrote the officer a ticket.
Annie James, 14, spotted the cop's cruiser parked along side a red fire-lane curb where the words 'no parking' are painted. The signs at the complex, located in Baytown, Texas, state all cars must be pulled in 'head first' in parking spots, but the cruiser was facing outward.
She listed his violations and left the note on the cruiser's windshield. She then directed the officer to pay a $10 fine to the apartment complex supervisor. When Officer Tommy King read the note, he couldn't help but laugh.
"I thought it was neat that she made it for $10, but she didn't make it to herself," King told click2Houston.com.
King rewarded James' vigilance with a $40 gift card to Toys R Us. The store matched the contribution, plus an extra $20.