Fans of Catherine Tyldesley have rushed to offer support, after the actress ranted on Twitter about a traffic warden who made her cry.
The former Coronation Street actress was left furious when she briefly pulled over to help her three-year-old son, Alfie - and was called a "cow" for her trouble.
Blasting the mean council worker on Twitter, the 35-year-old wrote: "To the traffic warden that took a picture of my car because I’d pulled over to sort my son out after he’d hurt his finger... I hope you have the worst day.
"Your attitude was a disgrace ... who do I speak to please @ManCityCouncil ?? I do not appreciate being called a cow."
After one shocked fan gave her the complaints email address and told her to "give them hell", Catherine replied with more details, saying she'd encountered the same man in the past.
She tweeted: "Thankyou!!! I’m in shock!! Pretty sure The same guy shouted at me a few years back for pulling over to breast feed and I ended up crying in the back of my car. I don’t understand how he still has a job. Vile."
The same guy shouted at me a few years back for pulling over to breast feed and I ended up crying.
Her 422k followers rushed to send her supportive messages, with one commenting: "That’s awful, so sorry, hope that traffic warden gets a warning he/she deserves it."
Another tweeted: "Whoa wtf! Hopefully someone will now be out of a job! There’s no need for that at all! Xxxx." A third added: "Totally unacceptable behaviour from the traffic warden.😡Hope you get things sorted out!! 😊XX."
While a fourth said simply: "Blimey how rude!"
Others shared their own horror stories with overzealous traffic wardens, with one writing: "I had an experience once when 3 wardens were laughing at me while 1 was putting the ticket on my car. I took photos and made a complaint and I was reimbursed. This is not acceptable. Where was the common sense and understanding in your case. Good luck Cathy."
Another tweeted: "Happened to me before when the disabled man I cared for was having a seizure in the back of his adapted van, the warden showed NO remorse whatsoever, thankfully an off duty policeman was passing by at the time and immediately intervened!"
A third commented: "It's disgraceful the way in which these traffic wardens speak to people , I have been sworn at by them and called names in the past, report them, don't let them get away with it.Wearing a uniform goes to their heads and they think they are gods."
While a fourth added: "Sadly Catherine I think many people in these types of jobs are POWER MAD."
She said at the time: "The timing seemed right. My son Alfie doesn’t start at school for another two years so as a family we wanted the chance to travel.
"I have relatives in Australia, but we didn’t want to go for just a couple of weeks, we’d like to go over there and spend six weeks or more over there and then visit as many countries as possible.
"Tom and I had always talked about travelling and we are keen for Alfie to visit different cultures."
We're so shocked by this incident. Poor Catherine - let's hope the council take her complaint seriously.
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