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Did PPA ticket one of its own vehicles?

UPDATE: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 10:30 p.m.

Tonight, U-Turn received a voice mail from PPA spokesperson Martin O'Rourke updating the validity of the ticket after an afternoon PPA investigation.

From O'Rourke: Evidently that envelope on that car was empty, and that car was parked legally. And there was no ticket issued to that car.

Despite that finding, U-Turn wants to make a public call to action. If you see a government vehicle illegally parked, please send us a photo – including the time, date, and exact location. Send to Who knows? Maybe your photo will appear here!

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How many of us have secretly fantasized about seeing this unlikely scenario?

Well, it apparently happened yesterday when my high school friend Rob Einhorn snapped this photo while walking down 10th and Locust in Center City at 5:30 p.m.

Einhorn's thoughts on his discovery? "There really is a God."

This morning, U-Turn was unable to determine whether a PPA officer really ticketed this vehicle or not.

However, the question remains: Can this really happen?

This morning, I posed that question to Martin O'Rourke, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Parking Authority. His response? "If a PPA car is parked illegally, yes, it is ticketed."

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