Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has become internationally known for his drug use, has gotten on the radar of the police in British Columbia for jaywalking.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
Ford received a $109 ticket late Friday. Ford said 15 people were with him, yet, the police singled him out, The Associated Press reports.
The mayor last year admitted to smoking crack cocaine, a street drug not normally associated with political bigwigs. Ford has refused to resign and is running for re-election.
Ford said Toronto police dont give out tickets for jaywalking.
Maybe Ive broken the law a lot of times, Ford said in the AP story. Everybody jaywalks.
The difference now, however, is he has gotten the attention of police, and any minor infraction will result in problems for the offender. Fords woes are likely to continue to grow.