Saturday, February 27, 2010

Jerry Seinfeld under investigation for using NYPD parking permit

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NYPD Internal Affairs is investigating whether an ex-cop now working as Jerry Seinfeld's driver is using an expired placard to grab hard-to-find parking spaces in Manhattan.

The sitcom superstar's reps confirmed a former detective works for Seinfeld, but insisted they knew nothing about the official placard, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.

The parking permit - which expired December 2007 - allows the bearer to park at the Bronx Narcotics unit, Browne said.

Even if the permit was current and the detective was still on the job, it would not apply to parking in Manhattan, Browne said. It's possible the placard was a copy of the original, he added.

Seinfeld's spokeswoman, Elizabeth Clark Zoia, said the comedian just became aware his driver used the placard Wednesday when he was dropped off for a taping of his show, "The Marriage Ref."

The driver tossed the placard in the car's window when he jumped out to help Seinfeld get through the waiting crowd.