Rescuer Gets Ticket And Judge’s Praise
A judge in Newark, N. J., Traffic Court dismissed an illegal parking charge against Leonard Scott of East Orange, N. J., after he read the following note, which the patrolman who issued the ticket, wrote on the back of the summons: “The above-mentioned car was parked in a crosswalk at the scene of a bad fire. Driver had parked car here, sent fire alarm and then rescued two children from burning apartment house. Above not known by officer when summons issued.”
“You should have gotten a medal instead of a ticket,” the magistrate said.