As unlikely as it would might seem, a Roseville resided got $128 parking ticket, after he let his car unattended in the driveway for 10 minutes. The car’s vehicle let the engine running in order to heat up the car before hitting the road.
A man from Roseville, Michigan, had the surprise of his life when he found a parking ticket on his car’s windshield. This wouldn’t be much of a surprise, if the man parked his vehicle in the wrong place or forgot to feed the parking meter, but, as it happens, the car was parked in his house’s driveway.
Nick Taylor, is a 24-years-old Roseville resident. Like any other car owner would do during the winter, the man started his vehicle, and let it heat up before hitting the road. According to Taylor’s statements, the man got out of the house, started the vehicle, and went back to the house to wait.
Taylor declared that he must have been for less than 10 minutes. After Taylor had returned, he observed a piece of paper stuck between the right window wiper and the windshield. Upon inspecting the piece of paper, the man realized that he received a fine for letting the car unattended.
Of course, the situation demanded swift and decisive action. And so, the Roseville resident did what any law-abiding citizen would do – he took a picture of the parking offense and posted it on Facebook. Needless to say, that the man received tons of comments and likes from his friends and acquaintances.
Soon after the man uploaded the picture of the parking offense ticket, James Berlin, Michigan’s Chief of Police, made an official statement in which he explained why the man was fined.
According to Berlin’s statements, the state of Michigan has a law that prohibits citizens from leaving running vehicles unattended. Berlin also added that five out of ten cars stolen in Michigan belong to owners who forget to take the keys out of the ignition.
This law was designed to minimize the risk of car theft, and according to Berlin, the officer who fined Taylor was operating within the law’s boundaries. Furthermore, Michigan’s Chief of Police declared that the man will have to pay his fine and that the PD will not apologize for this incident.
Meanwhile, the man is trying his best to combat the parking offense ticket.
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