James Macabee ashamed to show his face.
LOS ANGELES, CA – When Los Angeles Parking Authority Officer James Macabee saw a Toyota Prius parked next to a meter that was flashing red, he immediately pulled over and prepared all of the necessary steps to write the owner a ticket. “My shift started off like any normal day. I got my cup of coffee and drove along Pico Boulevard, but that’s when my day took a turn for the worst.” James says when he came back from carefully placing the ticket under the windshield wiper of the Prius, he noticed he accidentally parked in the red zone. “I wasn’t paying attention to my surroundings and was in a hurry to do my job. It was a violation of the regulations, so I had no choice but to give myself a ticket,” claims Macabee. “It ended up being $78.00; it really killed my plans for the weekend too. I had to stay in because I didn’t budget my income for something like this to happen. However, I know the city only has these laws in place for our safety and nothing else.”