How a petty £75 parking fine led to the biggest parking revenge ever – it cost the council A LOT more
A WOMAN got the pettiest revenge after getting a parking ticket, and it ended up costing the council a fortune.
Carloyn Pacillo was handed a whopping £75 parking ticket simply for having a sticker on the wrong side of her number plate.
She had just bought a brand new truck and the previous owner had put the renewal sticker in the wrong place.
The woman, best known as Linny, appealed the fine but only managed to get it reduced to around £20.
She was “pissed” at the result and decided to get revenge on the council.
Linny owned a gas station in Anchorage, Alaska, and to get revenge she came up with a clever plan that would change parking in the area forever.
She placed a collection jar in front of the family’s gas station, which went by the name of Courtney’s Tudor Service.
The jar quickly filled up with £70 in change and the Pacillos also donated to round up the total to £80.
She collected all the money, which she then used to pay for other people’s expired parking meters across the city.
Linny and her sister Susan dressed up as fairies and went around town to fill up the locals’ expired parking meters.
Outfitted in tutus and glittery wings, the two were soon celebrated as park fairies.
They even bought an old measuring van and painted it bright pink when they went into service in 1994.
The three-wheeled vehicle became known as the Fairy Mobile by locals in the area.
And because the authorities still issued tickets on foot, they couldn’t keep up with the two cunning sisters.
At first the council thought the sisters’ antics were a big joke that wouldn’t last more than a few weeks, but donations kept pouring in.
People dropped money from buildings and locals ran up to the couple and offered them change.
The park fairies continued their work and in just one year the council lost over £80,000 in revenue.
And in four years, by 1998, the parking meters were completely scrapped from the area.
The Pacillo sisters became local legends, saving their neighbors from expensive speeding tickets and retiring from their duties by dramatically burning their wings in front of City Hall.
The Pacillo family sold their gas station in 2003 and just six years later, Linny died after battling muscular dystrophy and injuries sustained in a car accident.
She died at the age of 47, and in memory of the local hero, Anchorage lawmakers named a new parking garage after her in 2007.
The Linny Pacillo parking garage features glass work depicting the two fairies dropping money into a parking meter and the fairy mobile.
Inside the building, a plaque tells the story of the legendary Pacillo Parking Fairies.
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