In a Facebook discussion of kennel cough being spread at an Illinois dog park, Christine Adamski posted: "I was feeling bad that I haven't bought a pass and been bringing Ginger there but I'm pretty glad I haven't." Granted, that's not the most elegant sentence. Still, it would seem pretty clear, especially in context, that Adamski was glad she hadn't been bringing her dog to the park. But an employee with the Will County Forest Preserve District police department read that and believed Adamski was admitting to bringing her dog to the park without buying a permit. The department sent her a ticket for $50 along with a note saying she'd admitted her crime on Facebook. After Adamski contacted the department, officials rescinded the ticket.
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