WESTCHESTER (CBS) — Lakers center Andrew Bynum was allegedly spotted parking his BMW across two disabled spots before he went grocery shopping at the Bristol Farms in Westchester Tuesday.
A parking enforcement official reportedly took photos of the athlete lifting shopping bags into his car, posted on NBCLA.com. There were apparently plenty of available parking spots available.
The DMV deputy director of public affairs has confirmed that Bynum does not have a temporary or permanent handicapped placard issued in his name.
Bruce L. Gillman of the L.A. Department of Transportation said the department is launching an investigation into this matter. The Department of Transportation wants to know why one of their parking enforcement officers took the video without issuing Bynum a ticket.
An employee said Bynum shops there often and that he’s seen the NBA star park in the handicapped parking before.
A Laker spokesperson released the following statement: “Due to the current NBA work stoppage, league policy forbids teams from commenting in any way about its players.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bynum was seen leaving his car in handicapped parking when he stopped at a Bank Of America in Playa Del Rey.
The fine for parking in a handicapped spot without the proper permit can be anywhere from $300 to more than $1,000.