Local Mayor Arrested For Using Dead Person's I.D.

Teresa Bradley, Mayor of Davenport, Fla., arrested for illegal use of handicapped parking placards.

Davenport, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Polk County deputies have arrested 60-year-old Teresa Bradley, who is the mayor of Davenport, and charged her with Criminal Use of a deceased person's ID, possession of a counterfeit decal and unlawful use of handicapped placard.

Polk deputies received information that Bradley was parking in handicapped spots at Davenport City Hall, but was not known to be handicapped or have a placard issued to her. Deputies observed her parking in one of the designated handicapped spots, placing the placard on her mirror before exiting her car, and removing the placard again once she returned to her car.

During a search warrant of her residence, deputies found two handicapped placards issued to two different victims, one of whom died in 2012 and one of whom died in 2015.

Below is video that deputies say shows Bradley pulling up to a handicapped space at City Hall. 

Photo and video courtesy Polk County Sheriff's Office

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