“It’s a typical thing: Two people see a spot; two people go for it,” a lawyer for Florida man Clausel Pierre says.

“But in this case, one of those people was a police officer with the power to arrest.”

According a lawsuit Pierre filed late last month, Detective Frank Maio arrested him—allegedly causing some serious injuries in the process—after Pierre was first to pull into a parking spot in front of the Deerfield Beach shoe store where Maio did security work when off duty.

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