SF Would Like to Pay Steve Jobs $176
He overpaid parking tickets years ago, you see
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2016 12:02 PM CST
In this 2008 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs smiles during a product announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – Paging Steve Jobs: The city of San Francisco would very belatedly like to refund you $176. In kind of a strange story picked up by the Washington Post, it seems that the Apple co-founder appears on a lengthy list of people—including California AG Kamala Harris and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel—who overpaid on parking tickets received between 1995 and 2012. So, in spite of the fact that the ever-crafty Jobs changed up his ride every six months to take advantage of a loophole in California law that allowed him to avoid using license plates, he apparently wasn't as successful in avoiding the meter maids. The Post notes that Jobs was also fond of parking in handicap spaces—though he mostly did so without consequence on the Apple campus.