By The HawkEye staff
INDIANA — Shortly before noon on the fall semester’s second day of classes, IUP campus police received from Lt. Melvin Cornell an unusual report of an illegally parked car. What made the case unusual was its brazenness.
A motorist drove a black 1999 Acura sedan onto the grass in front of Weyandt Hall, parked it facing the busy intersection of Oakland Avenue and South 10th Street, exited the vehicle and entered the science building, police said.
“It’s not an everyday thing,” acknowledged police Lt. David R. Kressley, head of campus parking enforcement, in an Aug. 31 phone interview to confirm the Aug. 26 incident reported by Lt. Cornell and depicted in photos sent to campus Imail users.
A tow truck was summoned, police reported. The truck arrived as the motorist, aided by a handicap walker, returned to his car, which displayed a valid PennDOT-issued handicap ID tag dangling from the rear-view mirror.