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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A man putting up a 75-minute parking limit sign was ticketed for violating the limit while he was installing the sign.

According to KEYT, Dan Greding was working as a contract employee for the city in February to put up signs about the 75-minute parking limit. While he was installing the signs, a city parking enforcement officer pulled up his truck and started ticketing it.

“I didn’t know what to say. I was dumbfounded,” Greding told KEYT. “I said ‘but I ‘m putting these signs up’ and he (the officer) says, ‘then you should know you can’t park here more than 75 minutes.’ I said, ‘well I haven’t put the sign up yet, so you can’t write me a ticket’ and he said ‘yea but the signs down there say – this block – so you’re in violation.”

Greding lost his first appeal on the $48 ticket. He’s not fighting it with an administrative review panel who is expected to decide the case later this month.