Driver Got a Parking Ticket in 1974. Finally Paid It

Anonymous person coughs up $2, plus $3 interest, to cops in Pennsylvania
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 2, 2018 7:17 AM CDT
Driver Got a Parking Ticket in 1974. Finally Paid It

A person has cleared their conscience by paying a 44-year-old parking ticket. The police department in Minersville, Pa., received a letter last week with $5 and a note inside. The return address was "Feeling guilty, Wayward Road, Anytown, Ca." Police Chief Michael Combs tells WNEP-TV the note said: "Dear PD, I've been carrying this ticket around for 40 plus years. Always intending to pay. Forgive me if I don't give you my info. With respect, Dave."

The fine for the 1974 parking ticket in the eastern Pennsylvania town was $2, but the person added $3 for interest, per the AP. The same ticket today would be $20. Combs says the ticket was for a car with Ohio license plates, but the department did not have the technology to track out-of-state vehicles back then.

(Read more parking ticket stories.)

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