PHILADELPHIA (CNN)–Let’s face it: Getting a parking ticket is the absolute worst, and most people will do anything to avoid one.
But after a long night, one driver in Wausau, Wisconsin, figured a parking ticket was worth the risk, instead of driving home from a metered lot.READ MORE: 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival Guide: Road Closures, Public Transportation Information
The driver, to avoid the dreaded yellow slip, left a note pleading with police officers to “take pity.”
“Please take pity on me,” the note said, “I walked home … Safe choices. =)”
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Jim Hellrood, the officer who came across the car, decided to give in to the request.
“Pity granted, just a warning,” said the ticket left on the car. “$00.00.”
In a Facebook post Monday, the police department wrote Hellwood “can appreciate people making safe choices, and a good sense of humor.”
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