The Chron’s City Insider brings us this citizen-shot video of what appears to be a DPT officer (in less correct parlance, a meter maid) parking their Cushman in a yellow zone to do some shopping at the Tenderloin Goodwill.

The MTA’s Director of Transit, John Haley, who the Chron says “also oversees parking enforcement,” (Muni and parking! That’s a big job!) confirmed that it is “against agency policy for employees to park illegally.”

If I had a dollar for every time MTA policy was violated, I would not be sitting here typing these words in my bathrobe! (I would be typing them in Prada, because I can’t quit you guys. Truth!)

Meanwhile, ABC7 reports that on Saturday, SFPD says they witnessed a guy slashing the tires of two parking enforcement vehicles downtown.

“One of the parking enforcement officers caught the tire slasher in the act and followed him to a nearby Burger King,” (nothing hits the spot after a bit of tire slashing like an order of Cheesy Tots) “where he was apprehended,” they say. But here is my favorite part of the report:

Police do not know what may have prompted the tire slashings.

Readers, you may not know what prompted the slashings, but I’ll bet you can guess?

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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