Man Spends $71,000 Fighting a $180 Speeding Ticket

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Okay, this is ridiculous. That’s the only way to describe it. A man in Australia has actually spent more than $71,000 to fight a $180 speeding ticket, according to

And he hasn’t won the case yet! So, heck… how much more cash will he have to shell out to prove his point?!

That story first made news because Mustafa Al Shakarji used Google Earth images to make the case police had the wrong car.

Police video also shows the radar mounted to a steering wheel column, rather than the dashboard, according to the report. Al Shakarji also filmed the traffic stop using his watch.

Even his family thinks he’s crazy and should just pay the fine.

“I am sure, 100%, finally justice will be served,” Al Shakarji says referring to his next day in court, adding that he’s willing to take the case all the way to Australia’s High Court.

A version of this article originally appeared on Newser: Man Gets $180 Ticket, Spends 75x That Fighting It

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