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Bird caught on video ripping up parking ticket that was slapped on car

By Mason White 6:33 PM January 26, 2017
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By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) Officials in Canada, announced that the car owner who lost a parking ticket to a hungry bird, is still liable to pay the fine or face more penalties.

The City of Yellowknife, said that the car owner is liable to pay the $25 fine or face an increased penalty of $50.

A woman who was outside on the street, noticed a police officer slapping a car with the parking ticket on Thursday. A few minutes later, a raven swooped in and plucked the ticket from the windshield with its beak.

The bird then ripped the parking ticket to shreds and flew away.

By the time the owner of the vehicle returned, there was no sign of the ticket. City officials said that the car’s owner has 10 days to pay the $25 fine or face an increased penalty of $50.

They also said that an excuse of “the bird ate the ticket” will not be accepted in traffic court. A parking ticket in considered valid as soon as an officer puts it on the vehicle’s windshield.