To everyone who has ever received a parking ticket unfairly, Josh Cribbs feels your pain. And he’s doing something about.
Cribbs, the Browns’ receiver and return man, got a parking ticket in Cleveland Heights even though he says he fed his meter. And now he’s taking on the Police Department.
“I was at the barber and I went outside to put a quarter in the meter,” Cribbs told Fox 8 in Cleveland. “I saw I had a parking ticket. But there was eight minutes left on the meter, I was highly upset.”
Cribbs said that after he posted about his ticket on Twitter, he learned that many people in Cleveland Heights have had similar incidents.
“I made sure to take pictures with time stamps,” Cribbs said. “I got a lot of response. People saying the Cleveland Heights Police Department is notorious for writing out tickets, people who have been wronged.”
Most people who are wrongly ticketed probably pay it anyway, just because they don’t have the time to fight — not to mention that Cribbs says it actually costs more money in court fees to contest the ticket than the ticket itself costs. But Cribbs says he’s going to fight the power on behalf of all the people who didn’t think they could.
“Well, since this is a lockout, I have the time to fight for Cleveland,” Cribbs said, “fight for the blue collar workers here, and I think it’s wrong and I am trying to stand up for those who can’t.”