Brit woman beats 110 fine after a 30-hour standoff with copBy ANI
Sunday, February 27, 2011
MELBOURNE - A Brit woman saved herself from paying a fine of 110 pounds after a 30-hour standoff with a parking inspector.
According to the Salisbury Journal, Jessica Davey, from Salisbury, in southern England, barricaded herself in her Renault Clio for more than a day after parking inspector Anthony Brindley booted her vehicle despite its valid parking permit, reports News.com.au.
The 22-year-old care worker discovered the clamp when she tried to go to work on Monday.
“I couldn’t afford to pay him, and I didn’t see why I should, so I decided to stay with my car until he took it [the boot] off so he couldn’t tow it away.
“If he did, the 250 pounds to get it back is probably more than the car is worth,” she said.
Brindley-who said Davey needed to pay the fine because her permit was on her dashboard, not her windshield-also stayed at the scene, hoping she would concede.
Meanwile, when her boyfriend tried to remove the clamp, he was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and taken to a local police station for questioning.
Davey sat in her car all day Monday and took the clamp off herself around midday local time Tuesday when Brindley left the scene-30 hours after she first discovered that her car was immobilised.
“I can’t wait to get back to work. I was getting a bit fed up of sitting in my car. It was getting cold,” she said. (ANI)