So you think just because you’re rich and drive a $257,000 Ferrari 458, you can just drive away from an officer writing you a parking ticket. Not in New York City where Julien Chabbott, 28, had tried to stop Police Officer Felix Recio from writing a ticket outside a SoHo hotel Saturday by snatching it out of the cop’s hand, according to a criminal complaint. Then Chabbott went back inside the hotel, before returning to his Ferrari and ducking into the driver’s seat against Recio’s directions. Chabbott revved the engine as Recio shifted his leg to block the front of the car and continued writing a parking ticket for being in a “No Standing” zone, and not having the car’s registration or inspection posted, according to an NYPD spokeswoman. Despite the officer’s orders to stop, Chabbott slowly inched forward, hitting Recio’s knee before driving over his foot, according to court documents & the video. Recio smacked the driver’s side window, pulled open the door and ripped Chabbott out of the car, shouting, “Get out, let’s go.” The injured cop and another officer then pinned Chabbott to the top of the car, and eventually handcuffed him on the pavement.
| Aug. 6, 2012 at 4:54 a.m.