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Published:April 14th, 2013 11:34 EST

Cop Tickets Dude Jogging Backward On Street: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Alex Mesa, 44, said he has been backward-jogging along the same route for years and gotten all kinds of attention for the odd ritual -- almost all of it encouraging.


On one recent run someone wasn`t amused by the routine and called 911. Police responded and were prepared to issue Mesa a warning but he declined to heed it and was issued a $77.50 ticket.

Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said Friday it wasn`t the direction Mesa was running that was the problem -- it was the location."



This attention hog was running in-between traffic, and the cops slapped him with a ticket because they were afraid he was either going to get run over or cause an accident.

Mesa wasn`t happy with the attention he was getting by jogging backward so he jogged in-between traffic to make sure everyone noticed him.

If Mesa pulled this stunt in New York City, he would be a speed bump before anyone could shout "moron."


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