Alright, youngsters, time to stop complaining that the police are harrassing you based on your age and because they ain’t got nothing better to do… The LAPD recently ticketed an 84 year old woman for taking too long to cross the street.
Mayvis Coyle said she began shuffling with her cane across Foothill Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley when the light was green, but was unable to make it to the other side before it turned red.
She said the motorcycle officer who ticketed her on Feb. 15 told her she was obstructing traffic.
“I think it’s completely outrageous,” said Coyle, who described herself as a Cherokee medicine woman. “He treated me like a 6-year-old, like I don’t know what I’m doing.” (from the Monterey Herald
The crosswalk in question apparently has a light too quick for even young whippersnappers to make it through safely, changing from “green to red in 20 seconds.”