By: Megan Gosch
A college student was arrested early Saturday, October 22nd, for failing to produce an ID after being ticketed for trespassing in Riverside Park.
Samantha Zucker, a 21-year-old senior at Carnegie Mellon University, was walking through Riverside Park in New York City with a friend when she was approached by a police officer and ticketed for trespassing after the park's closing. Zucker did not have her drivers license with her at the time and was arrested for two days.
Zucker, who had forgotten her ID at a nearby hotel, was not allowed by the arresting officer to send her friend the retrieve her license. She was immediately handcuffed, arrested, and spent two nights in jail, reported the New York Times.
Zucker and her friend were visiting New York City with a group of students from Carnegie Mellon while looking for jobs in design industries, reported the New American.
Police officer Durrell of the 26th Precinct has been attributed to the case, which was dismissed within a minute of review by a judge.