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Parking ticket issued with time still on meter

Aug. 29, 2013 at 5:23 PM

BALTIMORE, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A Maryland man says he was issued a $32 parking ticket an hour before his meter was timed to expire, and he has the receipt to prove it.

Dennis ONeal told The Baltimore Sun the parking ticket on the windshield of his car was issued just 9 minutes after he paid for an hour of parking at 12:06 p.m. in Baltimore last week and the ticket read "EZ PK Pass expired @ 1:07p" despite the expiration time still being nearly an hour away.

ONeal kept his kiosk receipt from his $2 parking purchase and provided it to the Sun in addition to a copy of the citation.

ONeal said officials initially told him he would have to go to court to fight the ticket, but he was later given an email address to contact about having the citation voided. He said he has sent an email to the address, but has not yet received a reply.

The Sun said city officials did not respond to a request for comment.

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