Couple fined for stopping Lexus on pedestrian CROSSING before putting their warning lights on and running to supermarket

A COUPLE have been fined after they stopped their Lexus SUV on a pedestrian crossing before switching on the warning lights and nipping into a supermarket.

The pair, who have been dubbed “Mr and Mrs Privilege,” were slapped with a ticket on Friday in Barrow, near Loughborough in Leicestershire, after a cop drove past while they were arguing with people who asked them to move.

After stopping the car the man, who was behind the wheel, popped on the hazard warning lights before going into the local Co-op.

A male passerby decided to step in and tell the woman, who had remained in the car, that they couldn’t stop there and claims he was met with a backlash and personal abuse, before the cop drove past, the Leicester Mercury reports.

Steve Pledger detailed events in a post to the “Spotted Barrow-Upon-Soar” Facebook page.

It has since notched up more than 230 comments and over 1,000 likes.

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He wrote: "Met a delightful couple in the village today. Didn't catch their names, but let's call them Mr and Mrs Privilege.

“Parked their lovely expensive Lexus SUV on the pedestrian crossing outside the Coop, hazards on, while Mr. P just popped in the Coop, leaving Mrs. Privilege in the car.

"A lady crossing the road caught my eye and we both walked towards the car and firmly, but politely, told her that they could not park there.

“We were met with some quite colourful language and she was most put out and angry that she was being questioned.

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"What had it got to do with us and who did we think we were to tell her what to do? I even kindly pointed to the car park, right next to the shop and told her that that was where they should park, not on a crossing at 12.50pm on a busy Friday. ‘He's just going to get some cash out!’ she protested. 'We're all *just* doing something’, I replied.

"She told me that she was going to report me and took my photo. I offered her my name and even posed for the photo with a double thumbs up and a big friendly smile.

“Another lady came and shared my opinions and also told her, quite respectfully, that they could not park there."

While Mr Pledger was engaged in the altercation with the woman in the SUV, a police car passed by and was flagged down.

As it approached the illegally parked car the driver returned to the Lexus.

The post added: "They started bombarding him with their indignation, pointed to me and clearly were trying to report my behaviour, whatever that was.

“Anyway, nice Mr. Rural Policeman gave them a ticket, fine and a stiff talking to, nodded at me, smiled, checked I was OK and thanked me.

"Mr. Privilege got back in his car moved off and then pulled up by me, called me a few choice names (quite strong language considering he was a seemingly well to do Lexus driver, told me I'd made his wife cry (she wasn't crying, she was as outraged as he was)."

Mr Pledger also claimed that the passenger then threatened him, on the driver's behalf, saying, according to the post, "if we weren't in the middle of the High Street, he'd get out and sort [him] out", to which Mr Pledger replied: "Funny, you didn't mind stopping here a few minutes ago…"

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Some commentators said the post was a “great read” and one even named it "the best post on this site since the day it was set up".

Others praised those involved for approaching 'Mr and Mrs Privilege' in the comments section.

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