A woman claims that a Chicago police officer used a $132 speeding ticket he had issued to her to track down her address and ask for a date.
Evangelina Paredes filed a lawsuit against Stickney cop Chris Collins for violation of privacy. She alleges that Collins searched through motor-vehicle records for her address then left a handwritten note on the windshield of her car, parked outside of her apartment, asking for a date. Collins reportedly left the note two days after ticketing her on Oct. 22.
A copy of the note appeared in the lawsuit documents, filed with the U.S. District Court in Chicago. It's Chris ... that ugly bald Stickney cop who gave you that ticket, reads the note.
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.
He then said he would understand if Paredes did not get in touch with him. But hey, I did cost you $132 - least I can do is buy you dinner.
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The 27-year-old police officer told The AP that he had not yet hired a lawyer and could not comment.
The letter caused plaintiff to suffer great fear and anxiety, the lawsuit says. Plaintiff could not believe that a police officer would use his access to her personal information to find her home and stalk her. It accuses Collins of using 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.
The lawsuit also names Stickney Police Chief Joseph Kretch and the village of Stickney, reports The Huffington Post.