The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 1, 2013

W. Pa. motorists wrongly getting Philly tickets


Associated Press

INDUSTRY — Two western Pennsylvania motorists say the long arm of the law turned out to be the wrong arm of the law.

The motorists tell KDKA-TV they've recently received tickets from the Philadelphia Parking Authority even though neither has ever been to the city.

Ida Weekley, of Industry, called the station after seeing a report on a Munhall woman who also wrongly received a Philadelphia parking ticket.

The tickets were apparently issued mistakenly by someone who got the wrong license plate number off an illegally parked car. When the station called the parking authority, officials there determined that Doreen Simeone of Munhall got a ticket because someone mistook the "X'' on her license plate for a "Y."

Simeone's ticket was for $106. Weekley says her husband has gotten 14 tickets totaling $1,309.