Would-be drunken driver leaves ‘pity’ note on car, gets off with a warning

Posted at 8:22 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 14:43:19-04

WISCONSIN — After a night of drinking in Wisconsin, a driver made what they called a “safe choice” to not drink and drive.

But that meant leaving their car parked overnight in a metered lot.

When an officer found the car, ready to slap on a ticket on the windshield, he saw a handwritten note that read, “Please take pity on me. I walked home … safe choices.”

The Wausau Police department posted this picture on their Facebook on Monday.

Police said their parking officers can appreciate people making smart decisions and having a good sense of humor.

So the officer let the driver off easy. He issued a warning ticket, with a special note in reply: "Pity Granted, Just A Warning."

This tactic doesn’t guarantee you’ll be let off the hook, though. So if you’re planning on throwing back a few, it’s still best to plan ahead and arrange a ride.

And never drink and drive.