The weird workplace

Unwanted hood ornament; 'I want it spotless'; Bumper cars; Don't kiss and tell; The butt of jokes
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/03/2014

Unwanted hood ornament

SAN FRANCISCO — Meter maids have a tough job. When handing out citations to tardy or careless drivers, they face the wrath of many. But one such traffic officer encountered a whole new type of abuse when he tried to put a parking ticket on a vehicle in San Francisco, according to KRON 4 News. Police say the driver, Bo Monsoumbath, got into the car and tried to drive away, so the officer jumped on the hood to avoid being run over. The woman drove for several minutes, even hitting a motorcycle, with the incident caught on camera by a passing motorist. Eventually, police caught up with the car and the officer landed safely. Monsoumbath was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanour in a hit and run. However, she claims she was sexually harassed by the officer and was terrified during the incident. “I never tried to run that meter maid over. It’s clear I’m at a stop in the pic and I made several stops,” she said.