Son Pays His Mother’s 58-Year-Old 10 Cent Parking Fine – Ticket and Dime Left at Police Station


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American dime.

American dime.  Photograph by: Wikimedia , handout

An anonymous man walked into a York, Neb. police station last month and dropped off a dime, the amount required to settle a parking ticket issued to his mother on July 13, 1954.

The York News-Times reports that the man had been cleaning out his mother’s house in Oklahoma when he found a courtesy envelope placed on her windshield when she visited the Nebraska town.

The politely worded envelope reads: “We are sorry to have to leave this tag. However, our parking space is so limited we have to divide it up. A charge of 10 cents is made for your extra time … We hope you understand our parking problem. Help us solve it, won’t you? Thanks! Come again!”

York Chief of Police Don Klug says he found the dime on his desk alongside Ticket Number 4436, framed no less. “I plan to hang it on my office wall,” Klug told the newspaper.

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