The mayor argued the incoming call was an emergency and she was in an area where she couldn't pull over. A judge agreed and dismissed the case Sept. 15, but Petrillo wasn't done.
That night, he rang Savolt's doorbell and issued a second ticket, Savolt said Tuesday.
"He said to me, 'I think the ticket was unfairly dismissed, so I'm issuing a duplicate ticket,'" she said. "So then, once I was issued a second ticket, clearly in some people's minds, it's not a legal ticket, because the case had been closed."