Wednesday, September 2, 2009

WTF 33 - Barking Mad

Dog given parking ticket by inspectors in Darwin

September 02, 2009 09:42am

A BLUE Heeler has been booked for illegal parking after inspectors taped a ticket to the dog's leash at a shopping centre.

The blue heeler was tied to a fence outside Darwin's Rapid Creek market when it was approached by two city council traffic wardens, the Northern Territory News reports.

One of the inspectors wrote out a ticket - and taped it to the dog's lead.

Witness Ray McEvoy said he couldn't believe his eyes.

"I watched an elderly lady and her very faithful blue heeler roll up at the market," he said.

''Then two traffic inspectors came along. They had a bit of a talk and, to my amazement, wrote out a warning infringement notice for the dog and taped it to his lead rope.''

Council spokesman Grant Fenton said a dog was considered to be ''at large'' if the owner was not there.

Here is the now homeless Blue Heeler in question:

Although looking at that he doesn't look short on a feed.


Jayne said...

I read that article and thought the world had gone mad!
Have often wondered if Mt Thomas turned into the crime capital of the world once Tom Croydon left...:P

dam buster said...

Jayne - I get you there. And bugger investigations into cancer clusters in ABC studios, someone should do an investigation into Wandin Valley!