At DMV, Sid the Kid not made to wait

Sidney Crosby walked into a Pittsburgh-area DMV and wasn't there for long.

It's a newsflash for most.

But other patrons like Susan Campbell, 46, were made to wait Friday at the same location in the suburb of McCandless.

Crosby, there to renew his driver's license, became the beneficiary of a Pennsylvania DMV policy in which celebrities can be ushered to the front of the line if supervisors determine it would help in "keeping control and keeping disruptions to a minimum," a spokeswoman for the motor vehicles department told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

While some would otherwise celebrate it, Crosby's presence quickly became a matter for debate.

"I disapprove," said Campbell to the Post-Gazette after waiting in line twice during an hour-and-half visit. "He should have to sit and wait with everyone else."

Campbell's 22-year-old daughter, Stephanie, acknowledged her reaction to Crosby's arrival was just what the DMV's policy makers had in mind.

"If I knew he was going to be there, I'd be down there in five seconds," Stephanie Campbell told the newspaper.

Friday was a special day for Jacob Davis, 16. He successfully passed his driving test to earn his license. But he was less than impressed by Crosby.

"He's another person like everyone else," Jacob said.

Sherry Davis echoed her son's sentiments.

"He probably should have waited," she said.

According to the Post-Gazette's report, celebrities are free to have their agents book an appointment with the Pennsylvania DMV ahead of time; a local office manager will then promptly assist them.

Safe to say, it's an option Crosby could consider.

"I think, with his popularity, he's going to get inundated and it's going to be totally disruptive if he's not taken," said Paula Miles, 52. "I'd rather have that than have a mob scene."