KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA — Kissimmee drivers called Eyewitness News when they got some strange parking tickets, with next week’s date on them, on city blocks where there are no parking restriction signs
“She obviously doesn’t know her numbers, doesn’t know math or anything,” said Osceola County resident Michelle Cintron, “She’s giving wrong dates, wrong times.”
Cintron got a ticket for parking just two hours in the un-posted three-hour parking zone that was dated next Monday.
Kissimmee police said they weren’t aware of not having signs posted along the stretch of Broadway Avenue.
“So I’m taking time from my job to try and figure out this problem, so it’s a waste of my time,” Cintron said.
The parking enforcement officer has also been writing tickets at a parking lot that’s not owned by the city. The police department admitted they have no jurisdiction over it.
Business owners on the block were also fed up. Workers and clients at Massage Works have gotten the tickets, too.
“They were for longer periods of time than people were actually parked – and there is no signage here in the first place,” said Marilyn Farrah, owner of Massage Works.
Police don’t know how many unwarranted tickets have been issued, but the department said to bring any suspicious tickets to the police station. The department said it had already thrown out nearly a dozen tickets, as of Friday.
Police said the area should be posted with 3-hour parking signs and they would fix the problem as soon as possible.