FIG 1. The original citation by SFMTA (left, click on an image to enlarge)
I showed my friend this blog and she immediately thought of a bogus parking violation ticket she got from the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency. She was cited for illegally parking in San Francisco when her car was actually in Los Angeles! The language of the citation is very peculiar. Is it possible the SFMTA sends out several such citations "in error", threatening higher penalties, and collects from the people who don't do thorough research and "just pay the ticket"?
I'm enclosing the citation, FIG 1, and the MTA response after my friend wrote them back about their "mistake", FIG 2.
If anyone has experienced a bogus ticket from the SFMTA, please let me know by commenting!
FIG 2. The SFMTA response admitting their "mistake". (click on image to enlarge and see both FIG 1 and FIG 2)
P.S.: How it all started: http://annoyingparkingticket.blogspot.com/2008/08/annoying-parking-ticket-at-zuma-beach.html
P.P.S.: How you can make money to pay for your ticket: http://annoyingparkingticket.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-have-your-parking-ticket-pay-for.html