Brooklyn, N.Y. - Video: Motorist Fined, Despite Broke Meter
Crown Heights - Driving in New York City gives most motorists a stomachache just thinking about taking their car out, and parking? Forget about it! This motorist got a ticket for parking at an expired meter, even though it was broken.
For this motorist it was especially frustrating. After finding parking near 770 Eastern Parkway, the motorist got out to feed the meter, but was unable to because it was jammed. That little fact did not seem to bother the traffic cop who wrote out the $35 fine despite being shown that the meter was in fact jammed!
The driver had the presence of mind to pull out his iPhone and take a video of the encounter in which he clearly demonstrated how the meter was broken, while the traffic agent was still writing out the ticket.