TOTALLY BULLSHIT! (aka: jozjozjoz’s newest parking ticket in L.A.)

Yes, I really did this in 2003.  Now it looks like I have to write a new one.
This was the check I wrote to the City of Fucking L.A. last year because I was mad about a parking ticket I received.
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Ok, here’s the story of my newest parking ticket. If this isn’t total bullshit, I don’t know what is…

Yesterday, my brother paged me and said that a piece of mail had come from the L.A. Parking Violations Bureau for me, saying that I had an outstanding parking violation fine that I needed to take care of and that it was already delinquent at this point, so the fine was now $65.

WHAT?!?!

Now, you know very well if I had received a parking ticket, the first thing I would’ve done was blog about it. Well, I hadn’t received any parking tickets in over a year (since my Infamous Check) because I have been going out of my way to avoid them.

Anyway, my brother read off some of the details on the letter, couldn’t tell what the violation is actually FOR, but saw that the citation was made on Friday, 6/4/2004 (I have to figure out what time) supposedly at the 2700 block of 8th St in Los Angeles.

On that day, my car was either parked on the street in front of my home (NOT ANYWHERE NEAR that location) or parked in my parking spot at work (also NOT anywhere near that location). My car was nowhere NEAR East Los Angeles that day & in fact, I went out of town that weekend (with the car parked in front of my home) WITH THE ONLY SET OF CAR KEYS TO THAT CAR IN MY PURSE!

Obviously, I never received a ticket on my windshield. My car was also NOWHERE IN THE VICINITY of where the citation was issued! So more than a month later, I get some ticket in the mail saying that not only did I violate some ridiculous parking law in some part of town my car has never ventured, but that the penalty has been increased since I was delinquent in paying a TOTALLY BULLSHIT ticket I knew nothing about?!

FUCK. THAT. SHIT.

I want to contest this, but I have no idea how I can prove my car was where I it actually was and not where they claim it was.

I’ve consulted several people who basically say that I’m out of luck & that I’d better just pay up now before the fine increases again.

But really. This is beyond fucked up. I will have to rant & rave about all the cool stuff I can buy for $65 and the memo on my next check to The City of Fucking L.A. will be even harsher than the “This ticket was bullshit.”

11 Replies to “TOTALLY BULLSHIT! (aka: jozjozjoz’s newest parking ticket in L.A.)”

  1. Easy. Just get any documentation of being out of town(tickets, restaurant reciepts, anything with date and area) and then get anyone you were with to write a short note saying they can attest to you being out of town, another one from a neighbor, etc who can verify the car was parked in front of your house…get them notarized, take them to a hearing and you’re home free. Of course, that will take about two fucking days of your life….so it might just be worth it to pay the $65.

  2. I am so feeling your pain. It must be Bullshit-Parking-Ticket time of the month because I just got $110 worth of idiotic tickets in one day last weekend. I don’t know when the City of Los Angeles started thinking of it’s citizenry as a revenue stream instead of a populace which it is beholden to serve, but it sure explains why nobody trusts the cops or the politicians around here.

  3. that really sucks!! My partner received his first parking violation ticket a couple of months ago. Being new to L.A. we had no idea that it was a crime to park with wheels turned out. Could it be that parking officers have a quota to meet so they make this shit up? (since then, we have also seen LOTS of parked cars with wheels turned out)

  4. My favorite ticket: 5am, Saturday morning, on a deserted street,… admittedly illegally parked in front of an ATM (which I was using). It took me only a minute to complete my transaction, but when I turned around I was getting a ticket. The guy even called me “greedy.” To serve and profane, I guess…

  5. They more than likely have quotas but the dirty little secret is that they get commissions on the tickets they write. In my book that’s a conflict of interest.

  6. I don’t know when the City of Los Angeles started thinking of it’s citizenry as a revenue stream instead of a populace which it is beholden to serve,

    My dear it has been a staple part of the local government revenue in my country for many years now….

    And yes, it’s totally BULLSHIT!

  7. I just got the same ticket. I live near San Diego. I don’t even know where the ticket occured since they only give a street name and not the city or zipcode. My car was not even in LA county when it was ticketed.

  8. I felt your pain cause I had the same thing that even worse. I was in my car and just parked in front of the meter for 2 seconds, tried to find some change, and suddenly this fucker appeared and printed out ticket for my car.
    Then I came out of the car and told him that I was on the car all the time and it was only 30 seconds ago. You know what he said?? “Ohh….I didn’t see you, may be you just to short or you’re laying down on your seat”. I was pissed, and asked him to removed the ticket but he said “I’m sorry, it can’t be changed anymore cause the ticket already printed out and…….just ask your boyfriend to pay it”.(F**k)
    Anyway, I ended up paid it and 2 weeks after another ticket came (double amount)and said they didn’t received the payment…….jeez!! this suckers should just find another job or they will rotten in hell……

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