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Parking Scofflaw Scares Off Ticket Writer With Nose-To-Nose Threat

LINCOLN SQUARE — A man whose car got slapped with a parking ticket in Lincoln Square got into the face of the ticket writer, and chased him away by saying: "You don’t belong around here. I’m warning you what can happen to you," police said.

The parking enforcement aide, a 27-year-old City of Chicago worker, fled the area and called 911. Officers tracked down the driver, a 37-year-old Lincolnwood man, and let him off with a warning.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. May 11. The driver parked illegally in the 5000 block of North Lincoln Avenue, and returned to find a ticket.

That's when 5-foot-11, 200-pound scofflaw got "within inches" of the ticket writer's face in a chest-to-chest confrontation and threatened him, according to a police report.

The parking aide told police he feared for his safety so he got out of the area. Officers responding to the call did locate the citizen, who had no prior record or outstanding warrants. They told him to have no further contact with the victim in the future, according to the report, though no arrest was made.

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