Eugene Mirman, better known at Gene Belcher from Bob's Burgers, was minding his own business in Portsmouth, NH back in June when he received a rather strange fine.
After backing into a spot and parking his car, the 40-year-old and his girlfriend decided to go on a walk… But when they returned to his vehicle, he found he had been issued a parking ticket.
Despite there being zero signs alerting him to any potential legal issues, he apparently parked in the wrong direction and was fined $15.
Well, this was not going to stand with the comedian, so he decided to pay even more money to place a full page ad in the local newspaper, saying:
"What kind of horse$&it charge is that? It's illegal to back into a spot? Before I embarrass myself, I want to make sure that Portsmouth is still inside the United States and not considered a part of Iran?
You're probably thinking, 'Well, if before visiting Portsmouth, like everyone else — you'd simply gone to the City Clerk's Office website, clicked on City of Portsmouth ordinances and looked in chapter seven — Vehicles, Traffic and Parking. Right there in section 7.316: BACK TO CURB, it says, 'No vehicle shall remain backed up to the curb.' Similarly, if you had gone to my website before I came to your city and clicked on Eugene's ordinances, you'd know that in Chapter One under 'F%#K You Don't Steal My Money,' in section 8.215 is says, 'F%#K You Don't Steal My Money.'"
Hopefully this ad will stop Portsmouth from stealing from its residents and tourists ever again.