NEW YORK — The New York City Council wants to crack down on illegal parking and it has come up with a way to not only clear the streets but also put money in people’s pockets.
If the offender is ticketed, the person who filed the report would get a quarter of the fine.
This isn’t the first time the city has paid people to snitch on each other.
The Department of Environmental Protection allows people to report if a truck or bus sits idling. They can file a complaint and then get 25% of the penalty. That comes to $87.50 of the $350 fine, WNBC reported.
The city has fielded 2,000 complaints and paid $175,000 in rewards.
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