Man lands in court for tampering with Dubai parking ticket

Man lands in court for tampering with Dubai parking ticket

26 Nov 2017

He tried to get a few extra hours of free parking out of it!

So you forget to top up your parking and end up with a ticket. It happens, we're all human.

One man however, decided to take advantage of the fact that he'd received a ticket and we're sure it must've seemed like a good idea at the time.

A 33-year-old Indian man received a fine in Al Ghusais on October 5, 2017 after failing to renew his parking ticket, reports Gulf News. The next day, on October 6, an Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) employee noticed that said car had a parking ticket on it, which looked to have been tampered with.

Upon further inspection, he saw that the date on the ticket had been changed from October 5 to 6, meaning the man was hoping to simply keep the fine on his car so he wouldn't have to pay for parking another day.

“When I double checked the ticket on the dashboard, I realised that the typed number had been altered by handwriting. The person had fudged the typed date and wrote a new date with pen … the date was changed from October 5 to 6. Once I notified my supervisor at work, he instructed me to call the police,” the RTA inspector told prosecutors.

The police was then called, and the man has since been charged with tampering with an official document, in this case the RTA ticket. 

The trial will resume on December 14, what do you think the verdict will be?