In New York City, it was widely publicized when a man dressed as Santa Claus was issued a NYC traffic ticket for being double parked in November 2008. The 60-year old retired school teacher dressed as Kriss Kringle was ticketed while handing out Christmas gifts nearby. Less commonly known is the outcome of Santa’s case. He contested the $115 but Scrooge-like parking officials unfortunately were not in the Christmas spirit finding him guilty as charged. Bottom line: Even a good costume won’t get you out of a ticket.