Local TV reporters frequently use hidden cameras to uncover parking scams. Unfortunately for KTLA's Gayle Anderson, that wasn't her assignment on Tuesday when a parking enforcement officer handed her ticket after ticket -- all on live TV.
Set against an idyllic beach in Santa Monica, Anderson was doing a segment about the best road trip cars. The officer didn't seem impressed by the cars, cameras, or Anderson's insistence that she had parking receipts in her van.
The segment shows Anderson receiving a pair of $50 citations and the officer appears to write a third.
The anchors back in the station's Hollywood studio seemed bewildered. A guest on the show tried to make light of the situation while standing next to one of the expensive vehicles. "We can afford the Porsche, we can afford the ticket," he mused.