Slow Down! Woman Sues Cop for Asking Her Out After Speeding Ticket

The lawsuit alleges a Chicago-area officer violated the woman's privacy.

by Lesley Kennedy • Reporter

Maybe he thought it was love at first traffic ticket, but a Chicago-area cop is getting no return of affection for trying to score a date with a woman after issuing her a speeding fine.

The Associated Press reports Evangelina Paredes is suing police officer Chris Collins, 27, for allegedly violating her privacy.

In her suit, she claims he used motor vehicle records to find her address, then left a note on the windshield of her car two days after he gave her a $132 ticket for speeding, the news service states.

“It's Chris … that ugly bald Stickney cop who gave you that ticket,” the note read, according to the AP. “I know this may seem crazy and you're probably right, but truth is I have not stopped thinking about you since. I don't expect a girl as attractive as you to … even go for a guy like me, but I'm taking a shot anyways. But hey, I did cost you $132— least I can do is buy you dinner.”

The lawsuit claims Paredes suffered “great fear and anxiety” because of the incident, the news service reports, and that Collins used his “authority and position as a police officer not to protect the public, but to attempt to manipulate the plaintiff into going out on a date with him.”

We’re guessing Collins probably wishes right about now that he had slowed things down himself.

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First Published January 9, 2012

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