Chicago Woman Sues Cop For Ticketing Her—Then Asking Her Out

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Chicago cop Chris Collins allegedly violated a woman’s privacy by tracking down her address to ask her out—after ticketing her for speeding. Guess he thought that $132 tab was his in?Collins left a self-deprecating, handwritten note on Evangelina Paredes’ car windshield, saying “I know this may seem crazy and you’re probably right, but truth is I have not stopped thinking about you since,” reports the AP. “I did cost you $132 — least I can do is buy you dinner.”

In what might have been the harshest rejection ever, Paredes attached the note to her lawsuit which she filed last week in the U.S. District Court in Chicago.

Collins and Paredes met on Oct. 22 in Stickney, a hamlet just outside the city. Days later, the letter appeared and Paredes was shocked, not to mention creeped out. According to the lawsuit, Paredes feared she was being “stalked” and “suffered great fear and anxiety” over the incident.

Sound off: Was Collins’ note harmless or was he abusing his power to act like a creep? 

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