Florida City Fines People For Parking Car In Driveway Without Plate

If you own a junk car without plates, it’s a good idea to keep it hidden away, especially if you live in North Port, Fla., which tends to stick violators for thousands of dollars in fees.

Local newspaper the Herald-Tribune reports the $27,000 in fees could drive the rogue parker — a single mother with three kids — to bankruptcy. One of dozens to have been hit with fees in a crackdown by a municipal government looking for ways to earn quick cash, she’s suing the city. The woman had stopped driving the old car because her church gifted her with a newer, functioning car to make her commute to work easier.

How does this rank among the most unfair-seeming laws you’ve heard of?

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