Here’s a great lesson on how NOT to fight a traffic ticket.
An 85-year old, Illinois man walked into the Huntley police station to fight a $250 ticket for parking in a handicap spot with an expired permit. The octogenerian approached the desk officer and started to complain about the traffic ticket.
As he grew angrier, the curmudgeon pulled out a gun from his hat. After refusing to drop it, the officer along with back-up came around and took the gun away. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
It turned out that the weapon was only a BB gun.
The man, Peter J. Reilly, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and, then, released on a $100 bond. The traffic ticket, too, remains pending.