Man Pays $1 Parking Ticket 35 Years Late
What would you do if you found a parking ticket from 1975? Probably throw it out right? Not if your name is Stanley Baker from Orlando, Florida. You would pay that ticket and ask for a receipt.
The parking ticket was written on November 7, 1975 and it was for parking in front of an expired meter. The fee was just $1 and evidently it went unpaid for many years until it fell into Baker’s hands. Literally…it fell out of a book that he had bought at a garage sale.
When it fell into his lap though, he thought it was his duty to pay it. So he did…and he asked for a receipt as a bit of a joke.
The police got involved only because the original ticket was sent in with the original envelope to the department, where a room now used as an auditorium was then a night and traffic court.
Because the department doesn’t keep records of parking tickets that date back that far, he didn’t have to pay any extra late fees. Case closed!