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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Parking ticket schadenfreude

(Andrew Heining)
Two years after its debut, the 15th Street NW’s cycletrack — that is, its separated bike lanes — retains the ability to confound drivers who are unable to resist parking in it. That includes the odd D.C. Council member and this fellow, who parked his or her Honda in the 1100 block of 15th Street NW today — a few steps from The Washington Post building.

The driver was rightly ticketed, but wait, there’s more: A passerby saw fit to leave a note, which was in turn photographed and tweeted by Andrew Heining, who was kind enough to share.

An excerpt: “I’ve never wanted to shake a parking enforcement officer’s hand before, but if I see one today, I just may. I’ve never seen a parking ticket so well deserved.”

Injury was added to insult: The Honda’s driver-side mirror appeared to have been smashed at some point while parked in the bikeway. The car was towed about 1 p.m., Heining said, at least four hours after it was parked.

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