Beware, delivery drivers: Don’t park in the middle of a busy Miami Beach street unless you want Mayor Philip Levine berating you and calling out the police.
The mayor, agitated when he came across a FedEx truck parked in the right lane of southbound Alton Road near 14th Street about noon Thursday, took out his smartphone and recorded his encounter with the driver.
The driver, whose name still isn’t public, was getting back into his truck when the mayor scolded him.
“Hey, so let me ask you a question,” Levine started. “What’s the reason why you have your FedEx truck parked in the middle of our most busy road?”
“I don’t have nowhere to park it, man,” responds the driver.
Levine continues to film himself saying the driver should be getting a call from Police Chief Dan Oates “in about two seconds.” As the driver pull away, the mayor goes around to the back of the truck to get the license plate.
Levine tweeted the video out around 5 p.m. He later told the Miami Herald he immediately sent a text message alerting City Manager Jimmy Morales. In the tweet, Levine said the driver was later cited.
The city has discussed cracking down on delivery drivers who park trucks in the right of way and block lanes of traffic. City commissioners had just discussed the issue Wednesday.