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(NEWSER)  "It's a typical thing: Two people see a spot; two people go for it," a lawyer for Florida man Clausel Pierre says. "But in this case, one of those people was a police officer with the power to arrest."

According to Pierre's lawsuit, Detective Frank Maio arrested him—causing some serious injuries in the process—after he was first to get to a parking spot in front of the shoe store where Maio did security work when off duty. Pierre says Maio ordered him to move after he got out of his SUV and arrested him when he refused, reports the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.

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