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(Chicagoland) A Car Worth Only $600 Racked Up Over $100,000 In Parking Tickets
Jalopnik ^ | Nov 26, 2012 | Jalopnik

Posted on 11/26/2012 3:14:05 PM PST by DogByte6RER

ChicagoLand

The Astounding Story Of How A Car Worth $600 Racked Up Over $100,000 In Parking Tickets

It might just be a world record.

At the very least one particular car has set a City of Chicago record for receiving the most parking violations ever and accumulating the most parking fines in the city's history.

The city claims Jennifer Fitzgerald owes over $100,000 in parking tickets. And no, that's not a typo or a few misplaced zeros on the end. The amount is actually 105,761 dollars and 80 cents to be precise.

This is the total mind boggling debt the City of Chicago says the 31 year old, single mother of one, allegedly owes for parking violations on a single vehicle.

It's a car she claims she didn't own, drive or park where it racked up 678 bright orange parking tickets over a period of nearly three years according to Chicago's Department of Finance.

Based on records from the DOF's list of the city's top parking ticket scofflaws, the car in question seems to have set a record in Chicago for having received the highest number of parking tickets as well as accruing the largest fine amounts ever — beating Chicago's #2 ranked parking ticket scofflaw by $65,000 and over 400 violations!

But now Fitzgerald is fighting back with a lawsuit against the city, her ex-boyfriend and United Airlines which was filed Friday, November 2nd in Cook County Circuit Court.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bureaucracy; cars; chicago; cityhall; government; metermaid; parkingtickets
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1 posted on 11/26/2012 3:14:07 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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More reference ...

Display of parking violations for this case online at:

http://theexpiredmeter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ticketlist.pdf


2 posted on 11/26/2012 3:16:29 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I knew that was gonna be a large document: 30 pages in *.pdf format!

Bar car!


3 posted on 11/26/2012 3:21:37 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

BAD car!


4 posted on 11/26/2012 3:23:19 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: DogByte6RER

notice it’s not the police, dmv or even the department of traffic violation/ traffic violation bureau

A rare honest thing in chicago - Department of Revenue (as that’s what it’s all about)


5 posted on 11/26/2012 3:27:24 PM PST by PissAndVinegar
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To: DogByte6RER

I’d tell them that they can keep the car.

She should have kept records when she bought the car. A city should not be able to tie the offense of another person to the things they own.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 3:29:12 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Typical lazy gubment employees. Now it would hurt to much for someone to admit they screwed up and cancel all the tickets and just crush the car.

What do you expect from Obama land. Own it suckers !


7 posted on 11/26/2012 3:31:34 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Jonty30

“She should have kept records when she bought the car. “

She didn’t buy the car, her ex-boyfriend did, and registered it in her name!


8 posted on 11/26/2012 3:33:43 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wonder if he treats his spawn better than his ex-girlfriend?
Any bets on what his child support status looks like?


9 posted on 11/26/2012 3:35:52 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: DogByte6RER

Message is: Don’t let your boyfriend drive your car when he knows the tickets go to you.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 3:36:18 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

I visited Chicago for a day in 2003. I parked my CRX in some tight spots. Got a parking ticket.

Then I moved on, and parked with the ticket on the windshield. Got a second ticket. Then a third at a diner. All in all - $800 in tickets.

Never paid them. Never will.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 3:39:30 PM PST by Celerity
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To: DogByte6RER
The couple, despite having had a baby together, broke up at the start of 2009, and Preveau took the car with him after their split

I knew the sexual revolution hurt or burdened women in many ways. I never imagined parking tickets, though.

12 posted on 11/26/2012 3:48:14 PM PST by PGR88
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To: DogByte6RER
More proof that shows government/socialism doesn't work , is stupid, tyrannical and abusive. The only justice is that hopefully some democrat Obama voters will become victims of the government as this person who is being ticketed is( license has or will be taken away , $100,000 in debt to a corrupt, evil city government = a nightmare or her life is ruined).
13 posted on 11/26/2012 4:03:11 PM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Celerity

Ohhh, you’re in for it now. They’ll track you down and impose late fees, fines, and interest and you’ll have the fame of having the highest ticketed car.

Proof all of this is about the money rather than overstaying the parking space. I suspect the airport ticket person was having fun and probably had a bet with someone he could rack up the tickets. They need to find out which ticket person was friends or enemy of the boyfriend.


14 posted on 11/26/2012 4:06:16 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I wonder if her Chicago car had the $85 Annual City Sticker on the windshield + the $25 residential parking sticker?


15 posted on 11/26/2012 4:11:10 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: Celerity

“Never paid them. Never will.”

Never go back to Chicago with that car either, and risk
getting another ticket.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 4:43:26 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Celerity

There’s probably an arrest warrant out there with your name on it.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 4:45:04 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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18 posted on 11/26/2012 6:19:06 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: supremedoctrine; Kirkwood

“Never go back to Chicago”. Yeah, I learned that lesson within MINUTES of my arrival. Which is why I stopped caring. It’s a bit of extra gas, but it’s not too tough to drive around Illinois. And Ohio.

I don’t like the fact that I have to drive through New York to visit my father.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 6:52:29 PM PST by Celerity
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To: Celerity

I grew up in the suburbs north of Chicago, but lived my
early adult life in the city, working in theater,until 1982 and finally moved
to Arizona for a few years. Iam very well aware of Chicago
and all it gave the world, and what it gave the world some years after I left (it had nothing to do with my departure.)
It’s no surprise that I hear from friends (one a former NBC reporter from the period I lived there) about how infinitely much worse it is there now.We don’t really have to go any further than the farce of Rahm Emanuel carpetbagging it up there, somehow getting elected Mayor,
for the SOLE purpose of solidifying Obama’s re-election base, and doing it successfully.Chicago is still in many ways a beautiful city, but politically it is the pits.


20 posted on 11/26/2012 7:16:29 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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