Sapulpa jaywalkers have their day in court

Monday, April 15th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Some Sapulpa students who took a walk on the wild side learned a lesson in crime and punishment Monday.

Earlier this month, we told you about several high school students who received tickets for jaywalking in Sapulpa. It's something we caught on tape several times.

Officers issued nearly 20-citations, each with a price tag of $140. Monday was judgement day at Sapulpa Municipal Court. Some students are fighting their tickets. A few others didn't show up or pay anything, and now have a bench warrant out for their arrest.

Others either pleaded guilty or no contest and paid a $65 fine. While that's lower than the $140 they might have had to pay, at least one parent says it's moms and dads who are ultimately being punished. A mother, Sheila Pahsetopah, "realistically, I feel like they should've given them some kind of community service rather than hurt the parents in their pocketbook."

Sapulpa Police say they issued the tickets as a way of looking out for the safety of the kids.