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Glendale mom says man trying to serve her with a summons for a speeding ticket went way too far

Posted: 5:56 PM, Oct 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-05 00:56:41Z
It was dark and late Monday night when Luisa Martinez said someone came up to her door.
 
Instead of knocking, she describes it as a pounding — over and over again on her screen door.
 
Then, Martinez said the doorbell was ringing incessantly. The creepiest part of all, Martinez explained, was when he started peering through her windows.
 
Despite all of that, what scared this mother the most, was that all of it was over a speeding ticket. 
 
"It went on for almost like...over five minutes — so probably 10 minutes," Martinez explained. "They didn't stop."
 
Looking back on the situation now, Martinez wishes she would have called the police. 
 
"I don't know who this person is; looking aggressively," Martinez said. "I thought it was someone was trying to break-in."  
 
She had no idea what the man wanted, but she did know it was terrifying her young daughter. 
 
"I could hear him yelling while he was peering," Martinez explained. "He was looking and we could see them walking back and forth."
 
Martinez said she couldn't hear exactly what the man was yelling because her dog was barking so loud. After the man gave up and left, she waited an hour before slowly opening her front door.
 
"And then, I found the summons to appear in traffic court," Martinez nervously laughed. 
 
ABC15 talked with Maricopa County Process Service, PLLC. This company, not affiliated in this case, but went over the basic guidelines of how a processor must conduct themselves. 
 
A company spokesperson called the behavior in Martinez's situation "inappropriate," saying it was imperative that Martinez file a complaint to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else. 
 
Martinez has contacted the courts to find out what company served her those papers so that she can make a formal complaint. 
 
But, she has a message to the man who came to her house:
 
"I would say, 'Do you have children? would you want somebody going over there and terrorizing your family like that? Over a traffic ticket?' It's ridiculous," Martinez said, shaking her head. 
 

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