Polk County, Fla. - The mayor of Davenport was arrested Tuesday after deputies said they caught her using a dead person’s handicapped parking tag at city hall.
Polk County deputies say they got word that Mayor Teresa Darlene Bradley, 60, was parking in handicapped spots, but was not handicapped. Deputies witnessed Bradley park in a handicapped space, place a placard on her mirror, then take it off when she got back in the car.
“Video was also obtained of Bradley exiting the vehicle with no assistance, removing a large wheeled brief/suit case from the trunk and walking into the City Hall meeting without assistance,” deputies said. The owner of one placard died in Aug. 2012.
Bradley is facing charges of criminal use of a deceased person’s identification, possession of a counterfeit decal and unlawful use of a handicapped placard.
“We expect our elected officials to set the proper example. She not only violated the law, she embarrassed the citizens of Davenport with her illegal conduct,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.
She was booked into the Polk County Jail and released after posting $2,250 bond.