Bri­tain’s nas­ti­est traf­fic war­den?

She boasted of mak­ing driv­ers cry and mocked them on Face­book (but parked il­le­gally her­self!)

Daily Mail - - DR MAX - By Andy Dolan

A GLOATING traf­fic war­den faces the sack af­ter mock­ing the mo­torists she tick­eted on Face­book.

Body­builder Zoe Brunt, 44, was sus­pended af­ter it emerged she had also pho­tographed her own car on dou­ble yel­low lines with a cap­tion sug­gest­ing it was a ‘perk of the job’ to know when her col­leagues were off duty.

Brunt works for park­ing firm APCOA in Lin­colnshire, where war­dens are dubbed the ‘green gob­lins’ be­cause they wear bright green jack­ets.

Other mes­sages on her page boasted about tick­et­ing foot­ball fans, a sewer worker and a ‘p**** in a shiny jag’, and threat­en­ing to ticket a nurse who had stopped in a dis­abled bay to buy a sand­wich.

She de­scribed her ‘ to­tal job sat­is­fac­tion’ af­ter watch­ing the Jaguar driver al­most burst into tears when he re­alised he had been fined.

In one on­line post she wrote: ‘ Even though Gains­bor­ough Trinity FC played and won, there was a few dis­ap­pointed fans [cry­ing emoji] shouldn’t park like pratts [ cry­ing with laugh­ter emoji]. #it­wasme.’

On the same day she posted a photo of her red Skoda Cit­igo parked on yel­low lines near the ground, ac­cord­ing to The Sun.

Af­ter telling 1,100 Face­book friends how she gave a ticket to a drain clearer in June in Mablethorpe, the civil en­force­ment of­fi­cer added: ‘CEO 1 Dynorod 0.’

Later she wrote: ‘A clas­sic one to­day … an off duty nurse pulls up in a dis­abled bay. I in­form her she can’t park there, she says she just wants to pop in to get her lunch.

‘I say OK but I will is­sue you a PCN [Penalty Charge No­tice] if you do not move. She says I hope you never need a nurse.

‘I say I hope you never need a dis­abled park­ing space [smil­ing emoji] good day young lady lol.’ One vic­tim, Shaune Michaels, 31, said: ‘It’s not the fine, it is the fact she takes plea­sure in ru­in­ing the day for peo­ple then brags about it.’

The mother- of- one, who is be­lieved to live in Hull with her boyfriend, up­dated her Face­book page on Thurs­day night to an­nounce she had left her job, af­ter news of her posts emerged. She later deleted the page.

Miss Brunt told The Sun the pic­ture of her car il­le­gally parked was posted as a joke. She said she was not mock­ing driv­ers on Face­book but did not ex­plain her com­ments.

An APCOA spokesman said: ‘We have sus­pended the em­ployee and are con­duct­ing an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion. It is dis­ap­point­ing to see this be­hav­iour and com­ments on­line.’

The firm won a five-year con­tract with Lin­colnshire County Coun­cil in June to process tick­ets, in sup­port of its park­ing en­force­ment con­tract with the Tory author­ity.

It is be­lieved Miss Brunt, a for­mer pub bouncer from Es­sex, joined the firm six months ago.

Last night county coun­cil­lor Richard Davies, who over­sees high­ways, said: ‘These in­ci­dents fall well below the stan­dards we ex­pect from APCOA. I in­tend to in­ves­ti­gate all of these in­ci­dents and ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion will be taken.’

Body­builder: Zoe Brunt and, in­set, one of her posts

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.