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Sunday, September 16, 2018



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Punished for showing Christmas Spirit

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.

Lawrence Dean
Larose, LA