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    Man Pays Speeding Ticket...52 Years Later

    PHILADELPHIA - Better late than never. That's how John Gedge felt about paying a $15 speeding ticket he received from a guard in a city park nearly 52 years ago.

    Fairmount Park officials received a letter and a five-pound note this week from Gedge, now 84 and living in a nursing home in East Sussex, England. Five pounds was worth about $14 in 1954, about $9 today.

    "Englishmen pay their debts," Gedge told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "I'm very sorry I left it all that time. But my conscience is clear."

    Gedge was visiting Philadelphia on July 15, 1954, when a park guard nabbed him for driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone.

    He recently discovered the unpaid citation in the pocket of an old coat.

    "I thought, blimey, I've got to pay, that's it," Gedge said by telephone. "I had the fiver to do it. And I'm very happy I did."

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    Re: Man Pays Speeding Ticket...52 Years Later

    actually even in 54 he would be a dollar short so wouldnt he be a hipocrit
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    Re: Man Pays Speeding Ticket...52 Years Later

    "mr.woo" wrote:
    actually even in 54 he would be a dollar short so wouldnt he be a hipocrit
    Urge to kill rising..

    At least he paid the stupid citation. He coulda just thrown it away and that would've been the end of it. But I bet that reporter appreciated him doing it just so he could have a small human-interest story to fill up some empty space in the paper.

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    Re: Man Pays Speeding Ticket...52 Years Later

    I don't get Mr.Woo's statement..

    That's cool of him to do that I spose.. Honest mistake


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    Re: Man Pays Speeding Ticket...52 Years Later

    wats not to get? he said n english man always pays back but he only paid some of it
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