October 3, 2008
NYC Parking Ticket : I Wasn't In NYC!
Monday, I received a warm letter from the New York City Department of Finance. The letter said I was late in paying a parking ticket that I received on August 7th.
I scratched my head... I don't remember getting a parking ticket in the past year or so. So I then opened my calendar to see if I had any meetings in NYC. I did not. I then checked my email for the same thing and I did not have any meetings in NYC that day. I then asked my wife, but she never drives to the city herself.
The location as 73rd 1st Avenue. I pulled up Google Maps Street Views to see if it might remind me of anything:
Nope, I don't think I ever parked that far down on the east side.
So I decided to call NYC yesterday. They said, I need to write them a letter telling them that I was not there. They also informed me that I can download the ticket over here, so I did that.
The plate number the cop wrote down was illegible. The second letter looks like a B, S or and R. The car the cop wrote was for a blue jeep, I do not own a blue jeep.
So I wrote them a letter, mailed in my car registrations and told them I was not there.
I heard some horror stories about people getting these claims and it leading to NY suspending their licenses. Hope that doesn't happen to me.