Out-of-control parking machine spews out hundreds of tickets at once

Out-of-control parking machine spews out hundreds of tickets at once

Out-of-control parking machine spews out hundreds of tickets at once

Out-of-control parking machine spews out hundreds of tickets at once

First published in News

A PARKING attendant found himself in a fine mess, when an out-of-control machine started spitting hundreds of tickets at him.

The malfunctioning machine printed hundreds of tickets for 15 minutes before the harrassed official managed to cut the power.

A crowd gathered in amusement to watch his battle with the machine in Harrogate.

They included John Graham, 71, who said: "I'd been camping locally with my wife and we decided to go in to the centre for the day.

"As we walked around the corner near Betty's Tea Room we saw the machine.

"It machine was printing continuously and these tickets just kept on coming. I would say that it was coming out at a ticket a second.

"At the start there was no parking attendant but I think someone must have alerted them.

"When he showed up he got straight on the radio and started getting quite stressed - much to the amusement of all the onlookers."

John, of Lytham in Lancashire, photographed the spectacle as the Saturday crowd started to gather.

He added: "It must of been going on for about 15 minutes. It was just spewing these tickets all over the floor and the attendant did not see the funny side.

"Eventually he opened the machine and I don't know what he did but he managed to switch the power off.

"The crowd were all laughing and everyone was getting their phones out. He was definitely having a bad ticket day."

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5:23pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Mr Pinky says...

"The crowd were all laughing and everyone was getting their phones out. He was definitely having a bad ticket day."

Sorry John, from Lancashire. But this is the worst pun I've ever seen. Bad ticket day? Not a thing.
"The crowd were all laughing and everyone was getting their phones out. He was definitely having a bad ticket day." Sorry John, from Lancashire. But this is the worst pun I've ever seen. Bad ticket day? Not a thing. Mr Pinky
  • Score: 7

5:29pm Mon 11 Aug 14

piemagico says...

Mr Pinky wrote:
"The crowd were all laughing and everyone was getting their phones out. He was definitely having a bad ticket day."

Sorry John, from Lancashire. But this is the worst pun I've ever seen. Bad ticket day? Not a thing.
Sorry Mr Pinky. John from Lancashire has already returned to Lytham and has used this pun on three different neighbours.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Pinky[/bold] wrote: "The crowd were all laughing and everyone was getting their phones out. He was definitely having a bad ticket day." Sorry John, from Lancashire. But this is the worst pun I've ever seen. Bad ticket day? Not a thing.[/p][/quote]Sorry Mr Pinky. John from Lancashire has already returned to Lytham and has used this pun on three different neighbours. piemagico
  • Score: 11

5:58pm Mon 11 Aug 14

BigJon says...

Obviously a low news day at The Press.......and btw Press, the machine did not produce hundreds of tickets 'at once' as described - that implies that they were all produced at the same time rather than one after another as actually happened
Obviously a low news day at The Press.......and btw Press, the machine did not produce hundreds of tickets 'at once' as described - that implies that they were all produced at the same time rather than one after another as actually happened BigJon
  • Score: 9

7:35pm Mon 11 Aug 14

whitehorse says...

Bad pun hiding a worse story.
Bad pun hiding a worse story. whitehorse
  • Score: 5

7:52pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Ooh ooh yeah I know this one!

"You couldn't make it up. Just what are that clowncil thinking? Trying to pick on the poor put upon motorist by spitting out too many tickets. Oh yes they can do their vanity projects like rubbing shoulders with Emmerdale but when it comes to the real issues like taxpayers trying to park their Range Rovers well it's just profligate snouts in the trough inept wannabees. Roll on sometime in the future when the name will change but the actions won't.
In the meantime I've got my pitchfork and flaming torch and I want heads to roll and it's all a conspiracy how I'm not even allowed to say this and any reaction to this however slight or unrelated is proof of the Big Dodgy Thing that's going down."
Ooh ooh yeah I know this one! "You couldn't make it up. Just what are that clowncil thinking? Trying to pick on the poor put upon motorist by spitting out too many tickets. Oh yes they can do their vanity projects like rubbing shoulders with Emmerdale but when it comes to the real issues like taxpayers trying to park their Range Rovers well it's just profligate snouts in the trough inept wannabees. Roll on sometime in the future when the name will change but the actions won't. In the meantime I've got my pitchfork and flaming torch and I want heads to roll and it's all a conspiracy how I'm not even allowed to say this and any reaction to this however slight or unrelated is proof of the Big Dodgy Thing that's going down." Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -4

7:53am Tue 12 Aug 14

Ousetunes says...

"It must of been going on for about 15 minutes."

Doesn't make sense, sorry.
"It must of been going on for about 15 minutes." Doesn't make sense, sorry. Ousetunes
  • Score: 4

9:21am Tue 12 Aug 14

the original Homer says...

Ousetunes wrote:
"It must of been going on for about 15 minutes."

Doesn't make sense, sorry.
I agree - it doesn't make sense.

The man probably said "It must've been going on...."

Thev say that A levels and the like have got much harder, and reporters have degrees, but this would have failed the old 11 plus.
[quote][p][bold]Ousetunes[/bold] wrote: "It must of been going on for about 15 minutes." Doesn't make sense, sorry.[/p][/quote]I agree - it doesn't make sense. The man probably said "It must've been going on...." Thev say that A levels and the like have got much harder, and reporters have degrees, but this would have failed the old 11 plus. the original Homer
  • Score: 1

9:43am Tue 12 Aug 14

gwen4me says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Ooh ooh yeah I know this one!

"You couldn't make it up. Just what are that clowncil thinking? Trying to pick on the poor put upon motorist by spitting out too many tickets. Oh yes they can do their vanity projects like rubbing shoulders with Emmerdale but when it comes to the real issues like taxpayers trying to park their Range Rovers well it's just profligate snouts in the trough inept wannabees. Roll on sometime in the future when the name will change but the actions won't.
In the meantime I've got my pitchfork and flaming torch and I want heads to roll and it's all a conspiracy how I'm not even allowed to say this and any reaction to this however slight or unrelated is proof of the Big Dodgy Thing that's going down."
Ha ha judging by the score this reply went home in a few places.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Ooh ooh yeah I know this one! "You couldn't make it up. Just what are that clowncil thinking? Trying to pick on the poor put upon motorist by spitting out too many tickets. Oh yes they can do their vanity projects like rubbing shoulders with Emmerdale but when it comes to the real issues like taxpayers trying to park their Range Rovers well it's just profligate snouts in the trough inept wannabees. Roll on sometime in the future when the name will change but the actions won't. In the meantime I've got my pitchfork and flaming torch and I want heads to roll and it's all a conspiracy how I'm not even allowed to say this and any reaction to this however slight or unrelated is proof of the Big Dodgy Thing that's going down."[/p][/quote]Ha ha judging by the score this reply went home in a few places. gwen4me
  • Score: 4

1:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Not-Dotty says...

John Graham, 71, who said: "... ... When he showed up he got straight on the radio and started getting quite stressed - much to the amusement of all the onlookers. ... ..."

A story about of crowd of people bullying someone - nice reporting YP, not
John Graham, 71, who said: "... ... When he showed up he got straight on the radio and started getting quite stressed - much to the amusement of all the onlookers. ... ..." A story about of crowd of people bullying someone - nice reporting YP, not Not-Dotty
  • Score: 1

12:41am Wed 13 Aug 14

StarB74 says...

Brilliant! This is why I log on to The Press each day.
Brilliant! This is why I log on to The Press each day. StarB74
  • Score: 0

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