He’s just a parking attendant, but his six year old son thinks he’s a police officer. His son looked up to him, so he didn’t try to correct him.
But he went to work burdened with that expectation. He’s just another guy in a uniform, issuing parking tickets.
Then, when the opportunity to turn vigilante came, he took it. He couldn’t get away fast enough.
And, in a tragic turn of events, his kid did get that ride in the police car.