W. Mich. man settles $1 Fla. parking fine 36 years late

A Michigan man has paid a $1 Orlando parking ticket 36 years overdue. Orlando police said they received Stanley Baker's payment for a Nov. 7, 1975, parking ticket on Tuesday. The 89-year-old Pentwater man included a note reading, "Better late than never!' Baker's son said his father found the ticket in a book bought at an Orlando garage sale in 1995. He said his father decided to pay the fine as a lark, even though it wasn't issued to him.
AP Wire
Jun 29, 2011

 

Baker sent the $1 payment in the ticket’s original envelope. That got it delivered to a police department auditorium that was a night and traffic court in 1975. Orlando’s parking violations from 1975 have been destroyed.

An Orlando police spokesman said the department thought Baker’s payment was funny.

Information from: Orlando Sentinel

 

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