Woman Fined for Having Car Parked in the Same Spot since 208 AD

A woman in Sicily faced a massive fine for illegal parking when a police officer accidentally noted the year 208 instead of 2008:

Police in Sicily issued a whopping 32,000 euros ($44,500) fine for an illegally parked car after totting up 2,000 years of interest by mistake, Italy's Repubblica newspaper said Wednesday.

The interest due was calculated from the year 208 A.D. after a policeman dated the fine back to the year 208 instead of 2008.


The lady called in a favor from the Emperor (pictured) and had the fine waived.

Link -via The Agitator | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Um, okay did what the policeman wrote get automatically put into the system and the fine was automated? I don't know how it works but I am really hoping there wasn't some mindless clerk that's to blame for this
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