Brickbat: Perks of the Job


Officials in Longmont, Colorado, have agreed to pay nearly $1,600 in toll bills sent to Debra Romero that were actually accrued by a city police officer driving a car with her stolen license plate. Several years ago, Romero sold her car but kept the license plate. She said the tag was later stolen from them and recovered by Longmont police. The couple told police they didn't need the tag any more. Cops told them it would be destroyed. Instead, acting sergeant Stephen Schulz, who is also president of the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, placed the tag on an unmarked take-home vehicle the department issued to him. The police department declined to comment on the case, calling it a personnel issue.