By an edhat reader
I need a copy of the wind speeds recorded in downtown SB on April 16th this year to support a parking violation I am contesting! Do you know where or how I might be able to get my hands on historical weather data? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Update by the edhat reader
My contested ticket story is so bizarre that it can only be true. I don't have the imagination to make up such a series of events just to avoid paying a fine! But so far the SBPD is not buying it!
I was just about to pop 3 pieces of mail in the smaller box in front of the main post office on Anacapa when a huge gust of wind snatched the mail from my hand and sent it flying across Anacapa. I just jumped out of my car, leaving it where it was "illegally parked" at the mail box. By-standers saw what happened, and an officer in a "meter-maid" vehicle was at the larger mailbox. I signaled that I was in pursuit of my mail and thought he understood. A woman in a car on the opposite side of the road got out of her car and helped me run down Anacapa towards De la Guerra as she saw where the strong wind was blowing my mail. Anyway, I did retrieve 2 pieces of mail (the important envelopes with checks in them!) and returned to the mailbox, inserted them very carefully, and drove off. A few days later I got a citation in the mail for illegal parking! The officer claimed he saw me exiting the Post Office. I wrote up the whole saga, which they " thoroughly reviewed" and found that the evidence I provided did not support dismissing the case! Anyway, this whole thing belongs in the theater of the absurd, but I am requesting a formal Administrative Hearing and plan to be armed with incontestable evidence and hope to be able to talk to a rational being. We'll see!