Karyne Levy : businessinsider – excerpt
Charlie Carballo, the webmaster for the San Diego radio station Star 94.1, got a parking ticket for violating street-cleaning signs in San Francisco on June 8. The ticket was for $64.
But not only was Carballo not in San Francisco at the time the ticket was issued, he’s never even been to San Francisco. And he has a Foursquare check-in to prove it.
The ticket notice was sent from a collection agency called LDC Collection Systems, that the San Francisco Municipal Parking Agency contracts to collect the funds for outstanding tickets…
Carballo wrote a detailed letter to the SFMTA about why it couldn’t have been his car that was ticketed. “Regarding an additional clerical error on part of LDC Collections and SFMTA, the vehicle make/color listed on your documentation lists my vehicle as BLACK. I drive a WHITE Honda Civic,” he wrote.
The ticket was issued around 2 a.m. PT. But according to a Foursquare check-in just after 8 p.m. PT, he was at a Lionel Richie concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Chula Vista, California… (more)