Mayor gets speeding warning, demands ticket

April 17, 2009 9:43:46 AM PDT
A Michigan mayor says a warning wasn't enough after he was stopped for speeding. So he asked for a ticket instead -- and got it. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts was pulled over Monday on the way to City Hall for going 45 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer told him to watch it next time.

Fouts says he was uncomfortable the entire day with just a warning, thinking it might be construed as favoritism. So he called the deputy police commissioner and demanded the ticket.

Police delivered it to Fouts' office and Fouts paid the $100 fine.

Fouts told The Detroit News that he "had to set an example."

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