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Man pays parking fine 58 years late

Published 21/12/2011 | 01:47

A man in Texas has paid a parking ticket that was issued 58 years ago
A man in Texas has paid a parking ticket that was issued 58 years ago

A Texas man is to clear his conscience and pay a one-dollar parking ticket he received 58 years ago.

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Dale Crawford, of Houston, sent a letter to city chiefs after finding the ticket among some keepsakes.

He said it was a debt that he wanted to pay, even though it was a "small, almost unnoticeable amount".

Mr Crawford received the ticket on February 3 1953, the day he was inducted into the US Army.

He left his 1946 Nash at a parking meter at the induction station, but because his father was late retrieving the car, it had been ticketed.

Houston mayor Annise Parker said she would accept Mr Crawford's payment in person and thank him for setting an example for others who owe debts to the city.

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