Never underestimate the power of a clerical error. A couple in Sicily were recently treated to an eye-popping $44,500 parking fine after interest and late fees were accounted for. According to the officer who wrote the citation, the car was illegally parked in the year 208 during the reign of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. Needless to say, there were some chronological issues at play. According to The Associated Free Press, the shock of the fine was so severe that it sent the wife into a dizzy spell. She was treated at a local hospital and released.

Not surprisingly, the ticket should have read 2008. Local police acknowledged the error and reduced the fine to a much more manageable $144, which the family later paid.


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      mmm
      • 3 Years Ago
      wasn't fred flintstone a bc man ?
      Alonzo Alex Clark
      • 3 Years Ago
      haha that show's you no matter what century your in the parking athority know's how to screw ya
      henryhbk
      • 3 Years Ago
      My question is how small is their compounding rate on interest is, since that's almost 1800 years of compound interest...
        hp
        • 3 Years Ago
        @henryhbk
        According to my calculations, .32%
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kudos for the research into what Roman emperor was ruling at the time. Funny stuff!
        rsnow24
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        yeah wikipedia is hard to use
        Cruise
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Clearly he needed money for the war against Caledonia.
      Dennis Kfc
      • 3 Years Ago
      yabba dabba doo~ sorry, i had to do it
      Ridgie30
      • 3 Years Ago
      From the country that brought you the Amanda Knox trial, so not too surprising...
      Nick M
      • 3 Years Ago
      "According to The Associated Free Press, the shock of the fine was so severe that it sent the wife into a dizzy spell. She was treated at a local hospital and released." Lolololol...women.
      MachDelta
      • 3 Years Ago
      "208 AD" should read either "AD 208", or "208 CE". Depending on how much you love or hate religion. Just sayin.
        MONTEGOD7SS
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MachDelta
        You have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. Just sayin.
          Niels Marienlund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MONTEGOD7SS
          Actually, in the United States, we do have freedom from religion, as this can be implied in "freedom of religion". Just sayin'.
          MachDelta
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MONTEGOD7SS
          "208 AD" is not correct syntax. It should either be "AD 208" (which translates to "in the year of our Lord, 208") or "208 CE" (which is the agnostic form - "208 Common Era"). "208 in the year of our Lord" does not make sense. Also, I am an atheist, and you can bite me if you think I have to have a religion.
          Latchezar
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MONTEGOD7SS
          Yeah, but nobody is free from municipal authorities and parking tickets!))
      Swede
      • 3 Years Ago
      Romanes Eunt Domus!
      CWT092079
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those damn immortals... think they can park where ever they want! Serves them right! :)
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @CWT092079
        The parking tickets of the father shall be visited upon the son. Or the multiple great grandson.
      Dark Gnat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why do so many cartoon characters have only 4 fingers?
      Valerius
      • 3 Years Ago
      Senatus populusque romanus
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