Cheating the parking system
By now, you should realize that parking systems are full of loopholes. In this case, it’s an automated parking system that totally failed at its job. Upon entering the parking lot, you’d receive a ticket that shows the time you arrived. When leaving, you’d submit the ticket and pay for the time your car spent there.
One motorist wasn’t playing fair (just the way we like it). They realized that if they paid right after receiving the ticket, they’d only have to pay for around 30 seconds of parking. Best of all, you could turn your car right around and park for hours on end.