DC%20Ticket.JPG It appears that DC’s finest need to get themselves a little education, more importantly, they should learn the difference between “1”, “I”, “L”, “Y”, “J” and several other letters that this author refuses to share. Our beloved Officer Sabir made a critical error when issuing a ticket the other morning, neglecting to double check his inputted information. What could have been plate number IL55 123 was inputted into the Officer’s device as 1L55 123.

Upon checking the District’s online ticket system with the correct plate number, i.e. IL55 123, it appears that the ticket recipient is clear; we feel sorry for the poor bugger who’s been slapped with a $25 parking ticket.

The identifying information has been changed to protect the not so innocent, and thanks to said not so innocent for making us here at D.C. Metblogs aware of the Officer’s faux pas.

If you’ve had any lucky escapes with the powers that be in MD/DC/VA, feel free to share your stories in the comments. After little incidents, it’s refreshing to receive a not so just reward.

4 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 11:27 am

    One very good rule that I suggest any driver should live by: any mistake on a citation will void the citation.

    Wrong street or lack of quadrant, wrong car type, color or in this case, plate number. Better yet, with the hand-written tickets, if a box is not checked or the hand-writing not clear, bye bye ticket.

    Of the dozen tickets I found on my vehicle before I went car-free DC, I only had to pay for two.

  2. Don (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 12:15 pm
  3. Mik (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

    I worship a new god, his name is wayan….

    *watches wayan’s head splode*

  4. Mik (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 2:08 pm

    Don – I love snopes, and constantly use it for those stupid (repost this, forward this and so and so will donate a kajillion cents to poor, dying seven year old) emails that go around my office constantly, usually by hitting the reply all button and pasting the snopes link.

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