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Monday
Mar072011

Undercover Doggie Ticket Blitz in Prospect Park?

Dog owners all over Park Slope are quaking in our muddy boots since we started hearing terrifying reports of undercover ticketeers lying in wait off the meadow. They allegedly wait to pounce just after off-leash hours, and issue hundred buck tickets to the unsuspecting.

Word on the street is that these stealth ticket ladies are dressed in puffy jackets, and possibly looking homeless (depending on who you talk to). They approach and call out, "hey, is that your dog?" in an overture that traditionally would lead to some friendly exchange about how pretty retrievers/pugs/doodles are. But in the case of the unlucky recipients, it leads instead to them pulling a fat ticket pad out and demanding ID.

Mind you, I have yet to find anyone that has actually gotten the ticket themselves...and I've been looking. So at this point, this shit is still sort of Urban Myth.

I heard about a dude (Lewis/Louis, report in) who allegedly got an extra hundred tacked on to his ticket for getting recalcitrant and not having ID with him. And yet another guy who got hundred dollar tickets for each of his two dogs. Another woman allegedly got followed home by the dog narc so she could show them her ID. The stories are getting more and more outrageous.

And according to my secondhand sources, this is happening at 9:03 or 9:04am...literally right after the off-leash bell has tolled. 

Anyone have scoop? Report in. Also, I've been plotting my escape should I get tagged. Would it be imprudent to run?

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