Issued Parking Ticket While At Beach 116 St. Muni-Meter
There, in front of his car was a Traffic Enforcement Agent writing him a ticket.
"I left my car and went to pay the meter," he said. "At my age, it took me a minute to get there, but they gave me the ticket in that short time I went to pay the meter."
Richmond's receipt shows that he paid at 3:44 p.m. The $55 ticket written by Traffic Enforcement Agent J. Adison was issued at 3:45 p.m. The explanation on the ticket is "Failure to Display Muni Receipt."
"How can you pay the meter and put the receipt in your window if you can get a ticket while you're doing it," Richman asks.
The senior citizen told The Wave that he went to the agent and showed him the receipt.
A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation corroborated what the agent said, but added that the agent is supposed to look around to see if anybody is at the nearby machine or coming back to the car prior to issuing the ticket.
"They are trained to use common sense," the spokesperson said.