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2014-05-09 13:24

TIME’S UP, NOW PAY: Dan Greding was ticketed for parking beyond the 75-minute limit stated on the very signs he was erecting in California. Image: YouTube

LOS ANGELES, California - A man contracted to fit "75-minute time limit" parking signs in Santa Barbara, California, found himself on the receiving end of a parking ticket.

According to Keyt.com Dan Greding said he was contracted to do the work as part of a recently finished market and housing project.

Greding installed three signs on the street but the last one took longer because he had to drill into concrete. He said a law official wrote him a ticket for parking in excess of 75 minutes.

PARKING IRONY

Greding said: "I didn't know what to say. I was dumbfounded. I said 'but I 'm putting these signs up' and the officer says, 'then you should know you can't park here more than 75 minutes'.

“I said, 'well I haven't put the sign up yet, so you can't write me a ticket' and he said 'Yeah, but the signs down there say - this block - so you're in violation’."

Greding said he had the sign installed moments later: "I guess my crime was not installing the signs in under 75 minutes."

By the time the ticket was written the concrete had finished drying, the pole was in place and all he had to do was tighten the screws.

Keyt.com said Greding had appealed against the penalty, issued in February 2014, but lost the case. The website reported that he wanted an administrative panel review as a last resort but first had to pay the fine (equivalent to R500).

A ruling is expected later in May 2014. Greding said he would update the news site with the outcome.

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