Another doctored UK Parking Control timestamp has emerged, making it the fifth brought to the attention of The Prankster this week.
The story was reported in the Stoke Sentinel back in June. The motorist was accused of being parked at Lidl from 2.10 to 4.12. However, he only parked at around 3.20, which he knew because he was meeting a friend at 3.30. At the earlier time he was at the gym. UKPC initially rejected his appeal, but the gym provided him with a printout showing he was there at 2.11. Faced with this further evidence, the charge was cancelled.
The motorist has reported the incident to the British Parking Association, who are investigating.
The Prankster assumes (but has not confirmed) that UKPC wardens are using SmartPhone type technology to take photographs. The time on these phones can be easily manipulated.
Here is a screenshot from The Prankster's phone taken while checking out rumours of an illegally parked horse during the Battle of Hastings.
The ticket was later cancelled by Parking-One-In-The-Eye. They accepted that their signage was deficient, as it would not exist for another 900 or so years.
The Parking Prankster