Posted on 1st March 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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What would we do without the ever vigilant police protecting us from early morning joggers? The noose tightens. Know your enemy.

Morning Glory: Jogger Ticketed for Crack-of-Dawn Run Through Central Park

Runners have joined jaywalkers on the NYPD’s to-ticket list.

CEO Peter Shankman was issued a summons for running in Central Park too early in the morning, Gothamist reports.

Mr. Shankman, who is an “author, entrepreneur, speaker, and worldwide connector,” and founder of Help a Reporter Out, was stopped by cops around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday near 85th Street on the park’s East Side.

He said he was training for the Ironman Triathlon and getting his 10 miles in before his morning meeting, Mr. Shankman wrote on Facebook.

But apparently, Central Park is closed between 1am and  6am, making his early morning run a criminal act.

Mr. Shankman claims there were no signs, gates, or traffic cones indicating that the park was closed.

“Note – Running in the park. Not ‘performing sex acts for crack,’ or ‘laying down explosive charges,’ but ‘running.’ Because apparently, a 215 pound man running through Central Park at just over a 9:10 pace is a threat to Manhattan,” he posted on Facebook.

Mr. Shankman wondered why a simple warning was not sufficient, but it was clear to him that the officer’s boss was in the car pressuring him to write the ticket.

The hardened criminal plans to fight what he believes is a bogus charge in court in May.

“And therein lies the irony—I was trying to get in better shape—exactly the point of all the other laws the last 12 years have seen, from no smoking in bars to no big gulps full of sugary sodas,” he told Gothamist.

Next time he should just run faster to lose the cops.

Read more at http://observer.com/2014/02/morning-glory-jogger-ticketed-for-crack-of-dawn-run-through-central-park/#ixzz2uj0RtDZA
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  1. Stucky says:

    Jogging in Central Park at 4:30 in the morning? The cops may have saved Mr. Shankman ‘s life.

    Fuck copfuks.


    1st March 2014 at 10:55 am

  2. AWD says:

    He should have went jogging through Harlem or the Bronx. He would have burned many more calories, had a much better cardio workout, running for his life from black yuffs.


    1st March 2014 at 11:05 am

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