A whopping parking fine

2011-10-26 12:42

Rome – Police in Sicily issued a whopping €32 000 (R355 144) fine for an illegally parked car after totting up 2000 years of interest by mistake, Italy’s Repubblica newspaper said today.

The interest due was calculated from the year 208 AD after a police officer dated the fine back to the year 208 instead of 2008.

“When she opened the envelope with the parking fine, the owner of the vehicle had a dizzy turn and had to be taken to hospital,” the paper said on its website.

The police later acknowledged the error and the woman’s husband stumped up the €102 euros actually due.

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