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Filmed at Money Machine, Inserting Quarters, Man Is Simultaneously Issued a Parking Ticket

Posted Jan 6, 2011 6:14 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Scott Larsen was already unhappy about the city of Chicago's hefty parking fees, he told an NBC Chicago news crew as he was feeding money into a central machine that issues a receipt that the motorist must then walk back and put on the dashboard inside his or her vehicle.

But his unhappiness increased when a parking enforcement officer—who saw that he was at the receipt-issuing machine—wrote a ticket for his vehicle, apparently citing Larsen for unpaid parking. Parking tickets in Chicago routinely cost $50.

"You can see what we're up against," he said. There's no word on whether Larsen plans to contest the fine.

The entire incident is documented by NBC Chicago:

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Chicago Parking Ticket a Tough Case"

ABAJournal.com: "Lawyer Who Knows a Few Things About Parking Tickets Offers Self-Published Advice"

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