After getting ticketed, this American man fought back
...By taking pictures of 400 illegally parked state cars
The day that you receive a parking ticket can be frustrating, to say the least. Often, you didn't realise, or thought you would be okay for five minutes. One man, Fermin Aguilar, claims that he lives in an area where city and state workers park illegally all the time, and when he got a parking ticket, he was so annoyed that he made it his mission to fight back.
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He claimed these government employees were 'beyond the law' and that this was completely unjust. So, he gathered 400 photos of illegally parked cars, primarily city officials and law enforcement. Some of the examples were where officials had parked on double yellows, crosswalks and fire lanes.
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The photos were presented to the Department of Municipal Development, and a spokesperson said that new measures would be put in place in the future. They said that officers could park on yellows if dropping off a criminal, or in an emergency, but new barriers have been put in place to prevent future rule breaking.
I'm sure Fermin will be pleased that he's achieved a result, but that ticket has still got to sting.
Moral of the story? No-one is above the law.
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