After getting ticketed, this American man fought back

...By taking pictures of 400 illegally parked state cars

1y ago
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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.

Credit - KRQE

Credit - KRQE

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.

Credit - KRQE

Credit - KRQE

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.

(If you want great pictures like this, how about this camera?)

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Comments (41)

  • Vote Fermin for president of the United States for Super Tuesday😂

      1 year ago
  • Emergency vehicles can go where they need to. Thus why ambulances are commonly sighted driving down the lightrail tracks in downtown Denver to get around traffic. My little brother was an ambulance driver. They do a dangerous job. I'm willing to let them park sketchy.

      1 year ago
    • They can go where they need to IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. Big difference. Stacking up on Doughnuts is NOT an emergency.

        1 year ago
    • you are my man! I agree same rules for everyone unless it is an EMERGENCY!

        1 year ago
  • "Do as i say, dont do as i do!" , besides they can do whatever they want/need...

      1 year ago
  • I do not know the full story. However the quote from the article "According to the city, officers can park at the yellow curbs marked ‘No Parking’ only during an emergency of if they are dropping off a prisoner." Leads me to believe that the subjectivity of an "emergency" is in fact why they park there.

    You or I, may not think its an emergency until we know the facts; or their perspective

    Im pretty sure if I have to drag some criminal in that just stole crap from your house you wouldn't care. Especially if Albuquerque's city council cant figure out how to balance their budget and build a secure parking structure. But, if a police officer or sheriff was having a cigarette on the sidewalk and talking to his or her significant other on the phone I would have to say that is bogus.

    And no, I don't want to talk about city's across the country decriminalizing theft below $1,500 as a misdemeanor crime causing a massive ramp up in base level criminal activity.

      1 year ago
  • “Repect my authority!” .........but the respect part must be earned!

      1 year ago
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