A city in Michigan has agreed to pay $1,000 to a driver who filed a lawsuit because her tire had been marked by a parking officer.

Bay City officials agreed to the settlement after attorneys for Jody Tyvela showed the judge that the practice of marking tires had been declared illegal in the city of Saginaw, court paperwork reveals. “The whole point of this is to set clear lines,” says attorney Phil Ellison. “Police just can’t kick down your door. The same parallel here is when the government starts messing with our cars.”

While Tyvela received a thousand dollars, the real winners in the suit were her attorneys, who were awarded $59,000 in the settlement, court paperwork reveals.

What else do local officials do that you consider to be an imposition?

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