NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man who has a history of selling fake parking tickets in Nashville was arrested Monday for the same offense.
Larrie Carroll, 62, is no stranger to the court system as he has 296 prior charges those range from possession to criminal trespassing.
His latest arrested happened at a Premier Parking lot on Fourth Avenue South in downtown Nashville.
According to the arrest report, a woman was approached by Carroll who asked her to pay for the parking spot she was in.
The only problem is the spots require anyone parking there to pay a machine and not an attendant. There’s even a sign up warning people about fake attendants.
According to the affidavit, a search of Carroll found a crack pipe, a white unknown powder substance believed to be cut and a straight razor blade.
Back in 2015, News 2 reported Carroll had been charged with selling fake parking tickets nearly 20 times.
Crimes like these are more prevalent when Nashville hosts large events.
“It is usually the same guys over and over,” Metro Nashville Central Precinct Sgt. John Borque told News 2. “They are widespread, but we are always on the lookout for it and the bike officers are always on the lookout for it.”
He also said people should be suspicious of attendants who will not let them pay at the pay station as an option or allow the driver to park for less money than the posted price at the parking lot.
Police stress that if you think someone is fraudulently selling parking passes should call 615-862-8600.
Carrol was booked in the Metro jail on charges of trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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