Police get payment for 35-year-old ticket

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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.


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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