Former secretaries of state — they’re just like us.
Hillary Clinton received a parking ticket in London on Saturday, despite angry protests from her security detail, the Daily Mail reported.
A photographer snapped pictures of an apparent confrontation between a parking enforcement officer and Clinton’s security after the officer placed a citation on the silver Mercedes that had driven Clinton to an event.
From the Daily Mail:
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.
Cllr Daniel Astaire, Westminster City Council cabinet member for business, told MailOnline: ‘Despite our traffic marshal being questioned by the secret service for just doing his job, he was in the right.
‘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.
‘For future reference, Mrs Clinton can now also download a parking app for her iPhone which will tell her in real time where a parking space is in the City of Westminster.’
There were five cars in her motorcade and she had around 10 security agents, Mr Brennan said. Her car was parked in a bay on St James’s Square in Mayfair, which costs £3.30 per hour.
The parking ticket came with an £80 fine – but would only be £40 if paid within 14 days. The fine has not yet been paid – but an appeal could be launched at any date before October 25.
Clinton’s office did not immediately comment.
See the photos at the Daily Mail