Punished for showing Christmas Spirit
South Louisiana Jeep Association took part in the Cajun Christmas Parade sponsored by the Terrebonne Parish Government on December 5 in Houma.
A lot of Jeeps were decorated with Christmas lights and decorations to ride in the parade. But, unfortunately, I was forced to leave the parade route because people were throwing stuff at our vehicles.
Later, I was then pulled over by a Terrebonne Parish policeman.
When the officer approached me, he had an attitude. I was disappointed because I got a ticket for improper lighting; the Christmas lights that were on my Jeep because I took part in the parade.
I feel that the officer could have had some compassion in the situation.
I called the Houma Police Department and was told that it's the officer's decision whether or not to give me a ticket.
I went to talk to the Sheriff to see if I could get it reduced to a warning but it looks doubtful. I feel that the officer was having a bad day and took it out on me. I had my wife and two-year-old in the vehicle and was wearing a Santa hat; but, he definitely was not in the Christmas spirit.
Posted on Tue, December 16, 2014
by Lawrence Dean