A parking ticket slapped on Hillary Clinton’s car by a British traffic cop reportedly drew protests from the former secretary of State’s security detail.
The newspaper writes that the silver Mercedes Benz used to transport the former first lady was parked in a spot that costs about $5 an hour.
A photog on the scene told the Daily Mail he saw five of Clinton’s guards waiting inside another vehicle parked next to her car because it was raining. After the ticket was issued, Clinton’s security team “jump[ed] out of the van in protest.”
“The photographer claimed he saw one of the agents angrily waving his arms and flashing his badge to the warden, who remained unflustered and continued to issue the ticket to Mrs. Clinton’s vehicle,” the paper reports.
A London City Council member was quoted as saying about the parking dustup: “'Despite our traffic marshal being questioned by the Secret Service for just doing his job, he was in the right.”
The official added, 'The former US Secretary of State was parked for nearly 45 minutes without paying. I’m sure she will understand that we have to be fair to everyone, regardless of their status on the world stage.”