In 2017, a man in Texas purchased a working Sherman tank and parked it outside his house. After sending a “sternly worded letter” and realizing that they couldn’t tow the vehicle, the local HOA began issuing parking tickets on the tank. The owner left it there for two more weeks out of spite.
An Ohio woman once got out of a parking ticket because of a missing comma in the state’s laws. She successfully argued that her car wasn’t a “motor vehicle camper” and therefore wasn’t included in the list of prohibited vehicles.
A man in California got a personalized license plate that said “No Plate” and was rewarded with more than 2500 parking tickets.
18-year-old Joshua Browder created a ‘robot lawyer’, a website, that allows people to get free, custom-generated legal documents to appeal their wrongly issued parking fines. It’s estimated that his service has already saved users $3 million.
In Surfers Paradise, Australia, there is an association of bikini-clad meter maids who will top off your parking meter to prevent you from getting a parking ticket.
In 2000, Gregory W. Nemitz registered land on the asteroid 433 Eros. The land contained $492 Quintilian worth of platinum. When NASA landed a probe on a place on the asteroid that he had called ‘Parking Space 29’, Nemitz sent NASA a $20 parking ticket.
UPS gets 15,000 parking tickets in New York a month.
In 1979 an LA man received thousands of parking tickets due to DMV computers matching tickets for cars without plates to his custom “NO PLATE” license plate.