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Bronx Woman Hit With $115 Ticket For Parking In Non-Existent Bike Lane Gets Refund

Phyllis Cannon (credit: CBS 2)

Phyllis Cannon (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The city admits it was wrong to give a Bronx woman a ticket for parking in a bike lane that didn’t exist.

Phyllis Cannon was slapped with a $115 ticket for parking in front of 1810 Hone Avenue in Morris Park.

Cannon, a hardware store owner, had pleaded not guilty, but the plea was denied because she didn’t include documentation. She later appealed and included documentation, but was turned down again.

“I feel that on the other end there’s somebody there that’s just stamping everything ‘denied.’ I don’t even think they’re reading it. I don’t think they’re looking at it. They’re just denying everything,” Cannon earlier told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

But even after Kramer’s story, the woman finally paid the ticket.

However, on Monday the city admitted that the ticket should have never been issued and said that Cannon will receive a refund.

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