By adamg on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 1:51pm
Updated with additional info from Cambridge PD.
Cambridge Police report a man upset at getting a ticket in Harvard Square yesterday afternoon expressed his displeasure by chasing after the parking officer who'd written the ticket, kicking him in the shins and shoving the ticket down the parking officer's jacket.
The man, a Brockton resident, erupted in rage at Appian Way and Brattle Street around 3:50 p.m., police say. The man was charged with assault and battery on a public employee, threatening to commit a crime and mutilation of a parking ticket.
The police report:
BROCKTON MAN began to chase PARKING CONTROL OFFICER, kicking him in the shins, stating he was going to trip him. BROCKTON MAN then crumpled up the ticket, and shoved it down PARKING CONTROL OFFICER jacket, at the neckline, while doing so PARKING CONTROL OFFICER was hit in the eye and face. PARKING CONTROL OFFICER was transported to XXXX Hospital by Professional Ambulance for an evaluation of his eye.