A Fiat Uno belonging to a deported immigrant has been slapped with a $26,110 fine after being left in a short-term parking space in Austria for two years.
The Romanian citizen, now residing in France, was forced to abandon the crappy Fiat, likely worth less than $1,000, when immigration officials nabbed him and deported him out of the country. The car then sat in the space for two years thanks to a local law that bans the towing of vehicles not obstructing traffic. When officials tracked him down and asked him to pay the bill, the man understandably refused. The city now plans to declare the parking space a construction site, which will legally enable them to tow the car. Hooray for the efficiency of bureaucratic laws! [via Austrian Times]