Woman Sues After Cop Issues Speeding Ticket and Then Asks for a Date
After Chris Collins of the Stickney, Illinois Police Department busted a woman for speeding, he proceeded to ask her out on a date. The cop got the woman's home address from the Department of Motor Vehicles and left a note on her car, reading: “It’s Chris, I’m that ugly, bald Stickney cop who gave you that ticket … 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. But hey, I did cost you $132 – least I can do is buy you dinner.”
The Chicago woman is now suing the police officer, the police department and the city claiming that she suffered severe and extreme emotional distress as a result of the invasion of her privacy.
Mercedes Colwin and Mark Eiglarsh joined America Live to discuss this legal issue in today’s Kelly’s Court. Colwin thinks she definitely has a case here because this cop had no right to go through her information, but Eiglarsh thinks this is “ludicrous” and that she should make a stink, but not in civil court.
What do you think about this case?