Michigan man gets $128 parking ticket for leaving car running in his driveway

It's safe to say that at least once in our lives, we've left a car running without actually driving it at the moment.

Come winter time, whether we're dreading facing the inevitable cold that will greet us once we leave the heated comfort of the driver's seat, or we want to get a head start on heating up our car before we hop in to leave, we're all guilty of hanging in our driveways.

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This is precisely what Taylor Trupiano of Roseville, Michigan was doing – leaving his car running with the heat on while stepping inside the house.

But this little act of preheating landed Turpiano with a $128 parking ticket – in his own driveway.

Trupiano told CBS Detroit that he was running inside his girlfriend's house to drop off diapers and left the car running.

He told Detroit-based WXYZ:

"I was in and out in probably about 7-8 minutes. So in that amount of time he ran up here, gave me a ticket and by the time I got out he was nowhere to be seen."

To express his frustration, Trupiano posted a picture of the ticket to Facebook, referring to the citation as a "waste of taxpayer's money":

In response to Trupiano's anger on social media, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin responded in a statement to WXYZ:

"It's common sense. We can't warn everybody of the law there is. Common sense says you don't leave your car running unattended."

Trupiano has until January 26 to pay the ticket.

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