While Rashad Lewis, a twenty-five year old Berkeley College student was cooling his heels in jail after being found with thirteen fake credit cards after being pulled over for “allegedly” running red lights. Of course he was in a Black Mercedes-Benz and young drivers in those car are on the list of the most profiled in drug and other illegal activities. Anyway, apparently due to criminal possession of a forged instrument the alleged traffic charge doesn’t seem like such a big deal.
Anyway the story just starts to get interesting when Rashad was released a week later and ended up with another traffic charge, from a time that his car was supposed to have been secured in the Springfield Gardens Auto Pound in Queens.
Rashad comments, “My first reaction was, ‘Are you guys serious?’ I had a whole bunch of emotions running through my mind. I felt violated. I don’t know if they could have committed a crime in my vehicle. I was really shocked. I was mad. My back window was broken, my driver’s-side door was keyed, and my bumper was scratched up,” said the college student. “They were driving my car with the windows down and having a ball joy riding my vehicle.”
Lewis’ lawyer, Marvyn Kornberg, said, “This individual should not be responsible for the payment of the fine, and the Police Department employee driving his car through a red light in a non-emergency situation should be required to pay the summons.”
While the NYC police department refuse to comment while speculations are trying to be confirmed about whether it was a police officer or impound lot employee that decided to cruise around in the Mercedes-Benz. Rashad says, “I just want to get rid of my vehicle. I’m scared to drive around in that car. I don’t know if they put a bug or something in it.”
Source New York Post