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SAPD Goes Undercover to Arrest Parking Attendant at the Alamodome

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MySA.com reports that the San Antonio Police Department set up a sting operation to find parking attendants accepting bribes. In November, SAPD received a complaint that unauthorized cars were parking in a lot where people must prepay (benefitting the University of Texas at San Antonio) in order to park there. They learned that, allegedly, parking attendants were pocketing extra cash and allowing people to park in the special lot.

An arrest was made when an undercover police officer told a 54-year-old parking attendant that “…he forgot his permit, but that he’d give her cash instead to park there.” She allegedly replied, “Well, I’m not supposed to, but OK,” and she was arrested with a class-B misdemeanor after she took the money and allowed him to park there. Police say they plan to continue investigating the issue.

Scrolling through the comments concerning the MySA.com article on Facebook, it seems that most people don’t see why this was a focus for police. “Really? An entire sting operation to bust a parking attendant clerk for pocketing 20 bucks…the investigator in charge should be promoted ASAP!'” Adam Alotaibi quipped. “What a waste of time my god how much did this undercover sting cost us,” Michael Kenneth Vega wrote.