Los Angeles traffic officer caught cheating at ...
What happened: Watch as this guy, officer Luisito Calaguing, badge #4029, writes me up for an expired meter, even though I had 5 minutes remaining!
I put this up on youtube because I thought it would be a simple way share the video with The Los Angeles Department of Transportation when I contest the ticket.. And I was upset.
*** for the skeptics who think I put money in and THEN started recording: the only coins accepted in the meter are dollar coins and quarters. Had I put a quarter in, the meter would have read twenty five minutes. Do you think this guy is going to take 19 minutes to write out a ticket?
**** as you can see at the start of the video the printed sticker on the meter states that "the only coins the machine accepts are dollar coins and quarters"
*****NO nickels or dimes are accepted on this particular row of meters.******
UPDATE: 9/17/2012 8am- After calling the Parking Violations Bureau and telling them about this video, I was told that I still had to pay the ticket even though it wasn't in the system yet, and THEN dispute it in person once given a review date.
So...although it's not in the system, they'll still accept my money...?