It turns out leaving your car running in your driveway is a crime in Roseville, Michigan. Nick Taylor claims he left his car on while he ran in the house, he came out five minutes later and had a $125 fine.
Taylor posted a photo of the ticket and his story on Facebook and it went viral, being shared more than 6-thousand times and received more than 5-thousand comments.
Roseville Police Chief James Berlin stands by the ticket because he calls leaving a car running a public safety issue. “A thief can just open the door, and off they go” if a car is running and doesn’t have a remote start system,” Berlin adds. “They typically flee the area at a high rate of speed, we have to chase, and that puts motorists and pedestrians at risk.”
Source: Associated Press