Brooklyn Man Found Dead In Ticketed Car

| by Mackenzie Fleming

A man’s body was discovered inside a parked car adorned with a pair of parking tickets in Brooklyn on Tuesday, June 23.

The body, which was later identified by friends and family to be that of 47-year-old Mamadou Barry, was found inside his Buick Regal yesterday afternoon, according to police. Officials said the deceased man was discovered just after 12 p.m.

Two parking tickets were affixed to the car parked in front of 91 Rugby road near Albemarle Road in Ditmas Park. Witnesses say one of the tickets was inside the car, while the other was placed under the windshield wiper in front.

The earliest ticket was dated Tuesday, June 16, though reports say that Barry’s vehicle was also illegally parked at the time it was found yesterday, and cars surrounding the Buick received tickets.

A city Traffic Enforcement Agent reportedly gave tickets to both the car behind the Buick, as well as the car in front of Barry's. Reports say the agent ticketed the other vehicles between 11:49 and 11:53 a.m., but witnesses claim Barry’s vehicle was spared.

Police are not yet sure how the man died, but according to WABC, officials say the death occurred after the tickets were placed on the vehicle.

The 47-year-old had a history of health problems, and according to police sources, was on medication.

Officials say cops are looking into why the traffic agent skipped Barry’s car and are questioning if the agent had noticed if Barry was alive.

The motorist was last seen Monday by a roommate. Sources say the roommate told police that Barry normally took himself to the hospital if he wasn’t feeling well.

An autopsy will be performed, but Barry is believed to have died of natural causes, according to Daily News. At this point, foul play is not suspected in the case, WABC reported.

Source: Daily News, WABC-TV New York

Photo Credit: Daily News