Police in Sicily recently issued a record fine for a car that had chalked up 2,000 years worth of interest for illegally parking. The owner of the car had to go to the hospital for a dizzy spell after opening the letter demanding 32,000 Euros ($44,500 US) in fines. Officials corrected the mistake after they realized a police officer had entered the year 208, rather than 2008, into a computer that calculated fines. The woman’s husband paid the 102-euro fine after police acknowledged the error. The woman was expected to recover, but is not likely to park in the wrong place again.
-- Whopping fine in Italy on parked car dating back to 208 AD, http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jqMZuViMuWYab3w3UG6_j6ZHlTiQ?docId=CNG.14aa3c39acb7aa2afe81b730b6f7ceeb.101 ; October 26, 2011, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.
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