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Police get payment for 35-year-old ticket

ORLANDO, Fla., June 29 (UPI) -- Florida police said a Michigan man mailed a payment for a 35 1/2-year-old parking ticket, despite the ticket not originally being his.

Orlando police said Stanley Baker mailed them a payment for the $1 ticket from Nov. 7, 1975, along with a letter saying he was "sorry for the delay," the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Wednesday.

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However, Baker's son, Fritz Baker, said the ticket did not originally belong to his father. He said the elder Baker sent in the payment as a joke after they found the ticket in a book purchased from an Orlando garage sale in 1995.

"He is ... funny like that," Fritz Baker said.

Sgt. Vince Ogburn, a police spokesman, said officers were amused to receive the payment.

"We all thought it was hilarious," Ogburn said.

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