Pepper-Pelting Is Not a Crime!

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Haggard and Pelosi together at an HBO press event.
Haggard and Pelosi together at an HBO press event. Photo: Courtesy of HeroBuilders

"A traffic agent issuing a parking ticket was pelted with green peppers by the vehicle's owner in Borough Park, authorities said yesterday. The agent issued the summons because the car was blocking the crosswalk at 13th Avenue and 38th Street at around 10:40 a.m. Sunday, cops said. Suddenly, Ale Elawar, 43, dashed out of a nearby store and screamed, 'You are not putting a f---ing ticket on my vehicle,' sources said. Elawar then dumped a container of peppers on the agent's jacket and drove off, authorities say." Two days later, the crime log reports, Elawar was charged with menacing and obstructing governmental administration. If you ask us, Amnesty International should be all over this. Since when is pepper-pelting a crime? Free Elawar! [NYP]