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Oldie but Ghouly: Witch's broom gets parking ticket

Clearwater Beach, Florida - Some memories never fade, even those in the crime files of Clearwater Police, which, much like other Florida law enforcement agencies, from time to time has had its share of the strange and unusual.

Take October 1968, a few days before Halloween, just 45 years ago.

Patrolmen Dennis Becky issued a parking ticket to Pamela Thomasson, a visitor dressed in a white bikini and black cape and witch's hat, because she parked her broom at a metered space and kept it there after the meter expired.

"There's no word if she cast a spell on the officer or not, or if she fled the jurisdiction on her broom," wrote police spokesman Rob Shaw. "Maybe the citation was part of Operation Clean Sweep."

Clearwater Police re-released their photo and a brief report on the incident Wednesday, calling it a mixture of Halloween, hilarity and history, courtesy of the department's photo archives.

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