Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Santa should apply for diplomatic license plates

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Archbishop Dolan has his work cut out for him to imbue New York City with the Christmas spirit. They gave Santa Claus a parking ticket:

A New York City man who fought a parking ticket he got while dressed as Santa Claus and giving out toys says the city’s response is more ho-hum than ho-ho.

Chip Cafiero said he learned Friday he’d lost his attempt to contest the $115 ticket he got in Brooklyn on Nov. 28. A spokesman for the city Department of Finance, which handles such matters, wasn’t immediately able to access records on the case Sunday night.

The 60-year-old retired schoolteacher had a sport utility vehicle double-parked near him while he handed out holiday bounty from a horse-drawn carriage. The SUV was ticketed.

In a city full of illegally parked diplomatic cars, surely there was an exception to the parking laws for the Ambassador from the North Pole?

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