Police Chief Melvin Tennyson of Groveland, FL was brought low by the power of Internet justice this week, forced to write himself and pay a $45 parking ticket after a local citizen posted photos of the chief's parking talents to Facebook.

Recently, the Groveland PD had been issuing tickets to homeowners for leaving their cars at the end of the driveway in such a way that it would block the sidewalk. Needless to say, this was quite irritating to homeowners, who felt like they had the right to park all the way down their driveway, even if pedestrians have to walk around. In this atmosphere of community irritation, the time was ripe for a photo to go viral of the police chief disobeying his own department's initiative.


Groveland police department is handing out tickets to people who park their vehicles in there own driveway if they block...

Posted by David Bires on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

After resident David Bires made that post on May 10, neighbors quickly took notice, criticizing the chief for disregarding everyone's least-favorite new rule. Fortunately, for Groveland and for community-police relations everywhere, Chief Tennyson acted quickly, uploading this response the next day:

Posted by Groveland Police Department on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Sources: Palm Beach Post