11/14/2011 06:21 pm ET

Occupy Denver Donors Getting Tickets For Stopping In Street

Want to make a donation to Occupy Denver? They'd appreciate it (the movement subsists on donations), just don't stop your car in the street to do so.

A release this afternoon from Occupy Denver states the Denver Police Department has begun ticketing donors who stop their car to make a donation. "Apparently a donation must be hand-delivered, and the car from whence the donation comes must be parked, not temporarily stopped with hazards flashing. Please park your car and walk in donations. If this is not possible, please contact us for assistance."

People have pulled up and handed over donations without problem until this point -- why hand out tickets now? What changed? "I can't speak to that," said Denver public information officer Sonny Jackson to Westword. "Any time they stop illegally, they are violating the law and risking a ticket."