TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - A sharp-eyed citizen armed with a video camera caught two Quebec provincial police officers sleeping in their cruiser east of Montreal on Thursday morning.
Maxime Carpentier spotted the cruiser on a highway in Trois-Rivieres, about 90 minutes from Montreal. The footage shows the amateur cameraman walking up to the car just as one of the officers wakes up.
The officer jumped out of the car, asked Carpentier for his drivers' licence and gave him a $154 ticket for parking at the side of the road.
Once the video was posted on Youtube and other websites, provincial police informed Carpentier that they might cancel the ticket.