Sunday, November 06, 2005

Dead man gets parking ticket

Legal - parking ticket photo 2An elderly man has been found dead in the car park of a Melbourne shopping centre with a parking ticket attached to the windscreen of his car.

The man was found dead at the wheel of his car at Croydon in Melbourne's east.

The man is believed to have been dead for several days but a parking ticket was placed on his car two days before his body was discovered.

The Mayor of Maroondah City Council, Paul Denham, has apologised for the incident.

"It's just tragic," he said. "It must be just so sad for the family and we extend our sincere sympathies to them.

"The circumstances surrounding the location of this poor fellow must make it all the harder for the family.

"It is simply a case of the parking officer not noticing," he added.

The man's name has not been released and a report is being prepared for the coroner.


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