Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Santa should apply for diplomatic license plates

Archbishop Dolan has his work cut out for him to imbue New York City with the Christmas spirit. They gave Santa Claus a parking ticket:

A New York City man who fought a parking ticket he got while dressed as Santa Claus and giving out toys says the city's response is more ho-hum than ho-ho.

Chip Cafiero said he learned Friday he'd lost his attempt to contest the $115 ticket he got in Brooklyn on Nov. 28. A spokesman for the city Department of Finance, which handles such matters, wasn't immediately able to access records on the case Sunday night.

The 60-year-old retired schoolteacher had a sport utility vehicle double-parked near him while he handed out holiday bounty from a horse-drawn carriage. The SUV was ticketed.

In a city full of illegally parked diplomatic cars, surely there was an exception to the parking laws for the Ambassador from the North Pole?