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Morning Brew: Parking officers park in handicap spot, Rob Ford still punting the rules, Serial stealer at Laird, Giambrone searches for himself on Twitter, Council would reject Ford as Mayor?

A Woman snapped a photo of Toronto parking enforcement officers parked in a wheelchair-accessible space. A police spokeswoman responded by giving dozens of idiots justification for parking in wheelchair-accessible spaces.

Kyle Rae, the retiring city councillor, told CTV that if Rob Ford is elected, council will not accept him as mayor and would instead choose their own.

City Council, acting on a recommendation from Toronto's integrity commissioner, has ordered Rob Ford to repay thousands of dollars in donations he raised by using his office letterhead to solicit funds for the Rob Ford Football Foundation. Apparently Ford had already collected two warnings for this type of behaviour in the past, which does nothing to help explain why the investigation into whether something was, in fact, written on a letterhead took commissioner Leiper four whole months.

A Toronto man who regularly stole from shoppers at stores near Laird Dr. and Eglinton Ave. East has been arrested. Yercit Martinez-Mayorga would break into shoppers' cars after they deposited their purchases and left to do other errands. He's been charged with 12 counts of theft, among other charges, taking place between January and August.

In Brief:

North America's largest street performer festival, the 11th annual Scotiabank's Buskerfest begins today in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.

A confrontation that led to a shooting last night around 10:30pm at 105 Humber Blvd. left four teens injured. All are expected to survive. This is the seventh shooting in the last 48 hours in the city.

Adam Giambrone tries to search for himself on Twitter, accidentally tweets his name instead.

Writing by Matthew Woolley. Photo "In a Mirror" by Ian Muttoo in the blogTO Flickr Pool


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