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Rob Ford: Police singled me out for jaywalking

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says police singled him out for a jaywalking ticket in British Columbia last weekend because of who he is.

Ford was in a Vancouver suburb, where he attended the funeral of a friend's mother, when he received the $109 ticket late Friday.

Ford said Wednesday that 15 people were with him, but the officer "picked me out and said, `You're Rob Ford, come with me."'

Ford last year made international headlines when he admitted to having smoked crack cocaine while in a drunken stupor. He's drawn attention for other erratic behavior, but he has resisted pressure to step down and is seeking re-election

Ford says Toronto police don't give jaywalking tickets, and he's perplexed.

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman in British Columbia declined comment

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