Oh man, I love a good parking placard scandal no matter what, who doesn’t, but I especially love a good parking placard scandal involving renowned bored billionaire Jerry Seinfeld (“could Jerry Seinfeld be any more bored?” — Bandler Ching). From the AP:
NEW YORK – The New York Police Department is investigating why a Bronx police placard was displayed in comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s car.
Seinfeld spokeswoman Elizabeth Clark Zoia on Wednesday said the performer wasn’t aware of the parking placard, which belonged to Seinfeld’s longtime driver, a retired police officer.
She says the driver became concerned for Seinfeld’s safety when he arrived with the comedian to the studio where his new show is being filmed and found a crowd outside. She says the driver apparently posted the placard briefly so he could escort Seinfeld inside.
Likely story! I’m sure Seinfeld’s driver was very concerned for his client’s safety considering the type of crowd that would gather outside the studio of THE MARRIAGE REF. Quite an unruly, violent, middle-aged bunch. Mostly criminals and rapists and scrapbooking enthusiasts.
More on this SCANDAL after the jump.
The spokeswoman says Seinfeld is sorry and takes responsibility for the incident, which won’t be repeated. She says the driver won’t be fired.
Police say their records indicate the paper placard had been turned in at the end of 2007, and they’re investigating.
How mad is New Yorker writer Lizzie Widdicombe right now? You finally publish your Talk of the Town piece about parking placard abuse in New York City, and three weeks later, Jay Leno’s best friend becomes embroiled in a scandal of Global Importance!
In any case, we will continue to follow this important story throughout what we are assuming will be a lengthy public criminal court case in which Jerry Seinfeld and his plagiarist wife are both sentenced to life in a a low-security beachside prison on Montauk without the possibility of mimosas.