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Grandparents are being demanded to pay $5,000 in tickets racked up by thieves who stole their car.

  • In one of the worst cases of government incompetence we've seen, an elderly couple is being extorted by the city over traffic infractions they didn't commit.
  • Their car was stolen and used to commit multiple crimes and despite the fact that they have proof in the form of a police report, the city says they are still liable for the crimes committed by the ones who stole their vehicle.
  • Doug Nelson, 73, is a Vietnam veteran who has never been in trouble with the law before.
  • Last November, after arriving home from his job at the U.S. Postal Service, two thugs came up to him with guns and demanded his car.
  • However, after getting back their car, they began getting red light camera tickets in the mail because the criminals who carjacked them went on a dangerous joy ride, racking up over $2,000 in fines.
  • Again, they were wrong.
  • Nancy said she then sent them a police report the second time, proving the car was stolen an hour before the first citation was ever issued.
  • "Only for the guy to not even look at the information and say, 'Your tag number is not on the report,'" said Nancy.
  • The Nelsons had one last hope to get their situation handled.
  • Since it was the police who didn't put the tag number on the report, they could fix it.
  • So, they went back to the police station one more time.
  • "He [the police officer] said, 'I can't put the tag number on your report, but it's in the system,'" said Nancy.
  • They were out of luck.
  • Because the system lacks the ability to apply reason and common sense, the Nelson's were told they were on the hook for the fines.
  • During this entire ordeal, they were unable to renew their registration because of the unpaid citations and so they've been unable to even use the car.
  • And this is exactly what's happening.
  • Now, the Nelsons are told the only way to rid themselves of the fines is to first pay the $5,000 and this will give them access to a special appeals board to plead their case.
  • But they don't feel like they should have to pay anything.
  • Luckily, when local media began asking questions, D.C. officials finally responded and claimed they were going to dismiss the tickets.
  • However, as WHAM reported, as of the airing of the original story, that has yet to happen.
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