Another weird story involving Ryan Zinke – or not?

By Juliet Eilperin, Darryl Fears and Lisa Rein | Washington Post

WASHINGTON – Living next to Cabinet officials can be tough on Washingtonians. But the events that unfolded Monday night in front of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s home were weird by any standards.

The Mercedes SUV had been idling for two hours, and was taking up three parking spots on Kentucky Avenue S.E. So Lincoln Park resident Gina Arlotto asked the driver to back up to free two parking spots, she said Tuesday. The driver refused.

Neighbor Paul Legere was coming home from work when his wife called to warn him the car had been idling for hours on the block, a notoriously difficult place to find parking.

When Legere arrived, he too asked the driver to move to create a parking space. Again, the driver refused.

“We had some words,” Legere said. “I’ve had some parking issues in the past. This was not a government SUV. He wouldn’t identify himself. He said he was waiting for his boss.”

That’s when a man who appeared to be about 6-feet tall, white and about 30 years old emerged from Zinke’s front door.

“He said, ‘I’m Ryan Zinke.’ I said, ‘Dude, you’re not Zinke.’ I asked, ‘Who are you?’” Legere recounted.

He said his name was Scott. “Scott what?”

According to Legere, the man wheeled around toward the house without an answer and muttered as he walked to the front door. Within minutes, by around 9:30 p.m., U.S. Park Police arrived, and neighbors assumed the man called Scott had called them. Park Police fall under Zinke’s department.

Legere, who saw the police from his house, figured they would want to speak with him so he walked over.

“They said this is all a big misunderstanding,” Legere recalled. “We were all in agreement that this wasn’t Zinke.”

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