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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reportedly ticketed for jaywalking in Vancouver

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stands on the council floor at city hall in Toronto on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Media reports say Ford was ticketed for jaywalking Friday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
February 01, 2014 - 12:48 AM

VANCOUVER - Rob Ford has travelled to Vancouver but controversy has followed the embattled Toronto mayor.

Media reports say Ford was ticketed for jaywalking Friday night.

The Toronto Sun quoted Ford as saying he was walking across the street near his hotel when an officer told him he had crossed on a red light and had jaywalked and was being ticketed for $109.

RCMP would not immediately comment to The Canadian Press about the reports, but Global News quoted a witness who said he saw the mayor ticketed. A spokesman for Ford could not immediately be reached for comment.

Ford is reportedly in Vancouver for the funeral of a friend's mother.

The Global News report said sources claimed the mayor was ticketed for public intoxication as well as jaywalking, but the Sun quoted the mayor as saying this was not the case and that all he had was a cola.

Ford appeared unhappy with the turn of events, telling the Sun he was shocked and that "they went out of their way to do this."

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