Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, in Vancouver this weekend for the funeral of a family friend, was ticketed by RCMP on Friday night for jaywalking.
“He said, ‘I f’d up boys. I was just trying to cross the red light here, and this ‘B’ stopped me,’” said Ian Currie, who saw Ford being ticketed by officers.
Currie said at the time he asked Ford if he was being ticketed for jaywalking and the mayor replied, “and public drunkenness,” although Saturday morning he retracted that statement.
Ford’s press secretary Amin Massoudi confirmed to Global News that Ford received a ticket for jaywalking, but said he did not receive any other ticket or citation.
“He said ‘I thought it was looser on the West Coast, I thought you were cooler over here,’” Currie told Global News. “We said, ‘it’s still the RCMP, man.’”