A woman has settled out of court after amassing an amazing $105,000 in parking tickets on one car.
Jennifer Fitzgerald’s former partner, Brandon Preveau, had abandoned the car at Chicago O’Hare’s airport, in the employee carpark in 2009, reports the BBC.
The vehicle was hit with 678 parking tickets before it was finally towed in 2012.
Court records say Ms Fitzgerald had been unable to access the carpark and continued to receive tickets even after the state had revoked the car’s license plates.
Ms Fitzgerald then sued the city in a bid to clear the fine. However, the matter was settled out of court with Ms Fitzgerald to pay $4500 on a monthly plan.
Mr Preveau will reimburse Ms Fitzgerald $1,600 under the terms of the settlement.
Her lawyer, Robin Omahana, told DNAinfo Chicago: “She's very grateful it's all over. She's pleased we got the city down to just 4 percent of their total claim."
“It was a nightmare for her until I got involved.
“I thought it would just be writing a couple of letters and making a few a few phone calls. Before I filed the lawsuit, the city would not budge off the $106,000. They were taking a hard line.
“They had a little egg on their face with writing so many tickets on one car.”