WOODSTOCK, Ont. -- Woodstock's police chief is apologizing after a picture of a police cruiser parked in a handicap spot went viral.

The cruiser was parked in the reserved parking space at a truck stop Tuesday morning while the officer responded to an emergency call.

Two other police vehicles also parked in the lot, but quickly left after the call ended.

But the cruiser stopped in the handicap spot remained in place while the officer went inside for a meal.

The photo, taken by a London delivery man, quickly made a splash on Twitter and Facebook before landing on the radar of police Chief Rod Freeman.

Freeman says the officer received a verbal warning and will not be charged for the parking infraction.