Yesterday evening, I got a call my 95 yo Dad who went to the emergency room due to a fall. Other than needed some stiches on his head, he was ok and I drove up to take him back to his apartment. Parking in the city especially after midnight is bad. I did manage to find a spot about 5 blocks from his home on a poorly lit street. When I went to move my car this morning, I arrived just in time to see a traffic "officer" ticketing my car for "blocking" the pedestrian walkway on a deserted street by about 6". I know NYC can use money but ticket was for $165. Had I been there just 5 minutes earlier. Ouch.
I may fight and use the sympathy card that I picked up my dear ol 95 y/o dad late at night etc. Probably won't work as the judges are only interested in the letter of the law (to bring in the money)and not the spirit of the law which I don't believe I violated, but I'll give it a shot.