Cell phone of murdered man pinged in Chesterfield
Accused trooper shooter is person of interest in robberies
What neighbor heard before trooper shooting
Remembering men killed in triple fatal wreck

Would-be drunk driver leaves ‘pity’ note on parked car, avoids ticket

WAUSAU, Wis. - After a night of drinking in Wisconsin, a driver made a “safe choice” to not drink and drive.

But that meant leaving their car parked overnight in a metered lot.

When an officer found the car and was ready to slap on a ticket on the windshield, he saw a handwritten note that read, “Please take pity on me. I walked home … safe choices.”

The Wausau Police department posted a picture on Facebook on Monday.

Police said their parking officers can appreciate people making smart decisions and having a good sense of humor.

So the officer let the driver off easy. He issued a warning ticket, with a special note in reply: "Pity Granted, Just A Warning."

This tactic doesn’t guarantee you’ll be let off the hook, though. So if you’re planning on throwing back a few, it’s still best to plan ahead and arrange a ride.

And never drink and drive.