CHICAGO (TOC) — A pissed off automotive theft sufferer stated the thief who stole his automotive bought a visitors ticket and left him caught with the invoice.
“It simply feels completely absurd,” Kerry Levin stated about receiving a pink mild digital camera ticket from the identical day and time when his automotive was stolen. “It was dangerous sufficient having it stolen and having to seek out it myself however then to get slapped with a $200 ticket simply seems like piling on.”
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It began when he parked on the road for a late summer season White Sox sport.
“I got here out at 9 p.m.-something; after the sport. Automobile gone,” stated Levin.
He filed a police report, however the subsequent day he discovered the automotive himself, finding it along with his Mercedes Benz monitoring app.
“I tracked the automotive all the following day, discovered the automotive myself, gave the police the handle the place it was,” he defined.
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As soon as police helped Kerry get well his automotive he thought his case was closed. However in November he obtained a $200 closing dedication discover for a pink mild violation: a $100 ticket for the pink mild the thieves ran and one other $100 for not responding to the ticket quick sufficient.
“Too late should not matter; we did not have the automotive,” Levin stated.He stated he did not see the ticket on time as a result of it was despatched to the handle of his second house in Wisconsin the place the automotive’s license plate is registered.
“The town’s place was that this has taken you too lengthy to contest this so now it is a $200 fantastic,” he stated.
Levin nonetheless wrote to the Metropolis of Chicago objecting to the ticket and despatched them a replica of the car restoration police report. In response, Kerry obtained that very same bill for $200 with no reference to his objection.
When the I-Workforce reached out to the Metropolis of Chicago, the fines disappeared. The town replied in a press release, saying partially, “After an intensive evaluate, the Division of Finance Quotation Administration has dismissed (the) violation.”
“Come on guys, get actual. You possibly can’t be ticketing them for one thing that the thieves did,” Levin stated.
Levin stated he didn’t submit his preliminary police report with the objection to the pink mild violation as a result of he did not have it. Nevertheless, he did embrace the secondary police report which detailed the theft and the car restoration. He believes that ought to have been sufficient.
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