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Parking and entitlement in Toronto

Toronto: Enraged motorhead who receives parking ticket runs over bicycle patrol officer who ticketed him.

A Toronto Police parking enforcement officer issued a ticket to a vehicle that he judged to be parked illegally on College Street West.

“The driver of the vehicle came out and became upset,” [Toronto Constable Tony] Vella alleged. “He was argumentative and belligerent towards the parking enforcement officer.”

The officer rode away on his bicycle to “de-escalate the situation,” he said.

Police allege the accused got into his vehicle, followed the officer southbound on Bellevue Street and struck his bicycle, he said.

And Toronto Mayor Rob Ford claims cyclists are ones with a sense of entitlement and privilege.