07 August 2007

The Nerve of Some People

Who does he think he is? Parking in a handicapped zone AND leaving his dog in the car. Jerk.

Leaving dog in car risks its health, mayor is told

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is taking some heat for exposing his dog to some potentially hot conditions in a parked car.

Greg Bloomfield, president and chief executive officer of the Toledo Area Humane Society, said it was wrong for Mr. Finkbeiner to leave his dog in his car while he went for a 45-minute massage-therapy session last week.

The mayor left Scout, a yellow lab, in his city-leased GMC Envoy — reportedly with the windows down — while he went into the Westgate Building in West Toledo for treatment of an Achilles tendon injury.

He parked his car in a handicapped parking space, in part, because he said it was under a tree and could provide shade for Scout. The mayor received a $100 parking ticket.

Brian Schwartz, the mayor’s spokesman, said Mr. Finkbeiner paid his fine yesterday.

But the mayor was still in hot water with Mr. Bloomfield and others because of the dangers of leaving a dog in a parked car during the summer.

Full story here.


M said...

Once an idiot. Always an idiot.

Turtle Parade said...

What a jackass!

(the best part...this parking spot was RIGHT in front of my office, which happens to be in the same building that he was going...so, when this was on the news, we got some free advertising!)

Anonymous said...

Do you think this will give the public some insight to his character?!! He doesn't even seem to be taking any of this seriously. Idiot and jackass don't even begin to cover it.

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

I read this and laughed.

As time goes on, he becomes increasingly dim-witted.

What a dork.

Iris Took said...

I saw the Mayor in the Detroit airport. I bet he NEVER flies out of Toledo. Just wanted to add more fuel to the fire.