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Goldberg to Paps: Can I Get a Witness?

9/26/2007 7:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Celebrities may have a combative relationship with the paparazzi most of the time, but on occasion they can come in handy. Just ask the buff and tatted Adam Goldberg.


The sometimes "Entourage" guest star was shopping in Hollywood when he returned to his ride and found a parking ticket. Baffled, Adam went to investigate.

"There was 22 minutes in the meter," he explained as he walked over to check it out. He then turned to the photog, "I want documentation of this."

Sure enough, the meter read "00:07" -- seven minutes still left! Adam joked to the photog, "I'm actually going to go to court and contest this and then what I am going to do, call you now?"

Sure enough, Adam took the pap's card and might even call on him to testify! Sometimes it helps to have people documenting your every move.
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diehipster    

w w w . d i e h i p s t e r . c o m

So funny!

2529 days ago
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Robin    

YOu have to add money, you cannot pull up and use what is left on a meter, even if you put in a small amount you are ok, so if time was left and he did not appproach and put money in you can get a ticket

2529 days ago
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Radical Free Agent    

The ticket was for 'failure to display.' He didn't have his current license plate sticker.

If he would have read the ticket he'd have seen the citation wasn't for expired meter. Tard.

2529 days ago
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Johnny Jay Kay Peejulip    

NOOO!!!! The "FUGLY" meter matresses are such losers to even take a job like that and I have seen them get their little computer out and punch tickets for EVERY CAR with three minutes or less on a two block stretch of Roberston. I ran to feed my meter with three minutes left and my ticket was already printed, under the windshield and they refused to talk to me!!! More money to support the othewise unemployable. Consider your contribution (paying the ticket) as a way of keeping these people off welfare or off the street.

2529 days ago
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Lovely Rita    

Was the ticket actually for the meter? Could have been for registration. Could have been for not parking completely between the metered lines. Photog could have put money in meter to get a good story/photo. Traffic Officers don't NEED to write bad tickets. There are enough violations out there, they don't need to take the chance of losing their job.

2529 days ago
21.

tellyouwhatithink    

Is this news?

2529 days ago
22.

MetalLuvah    

"Buff " ?? Gimme a break. That guy is far from buff.

2529 days ago
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The Bitch    

2529 days ago
24.

David    

The ticket was for "expired meter."

2529 days ago
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notaceleb    

I'VE HEARD OF WHOPPI AND THE WRESTLER, BOTH GOLDBERG. SO, WHO'S THIS GUY? TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS, TMZ.COM?

2529 days ago
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death on a cracker    

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oh...wrong one...sorry.

2529 days ago
27.

just me    

The ticket was for "meter expiration." You can hear him say that when he was reading the ticket just before he asked the photog to shoot the meter. Doesn't surprise me that there was still some time on the meter when the ticket was written. A lot of cities have a parking ticket quota and meter maids are evaluated on the ability to write between 90 and 100 percent of the daily/weekly/monthly number of tickets that are normally written on the streets and zones they patrol and they are often rotated from zone to zone to establish comparisons. Parking enforcement department managers have records of that data to evaluate meter maids but they don't call it a quota. They call it a goal. But when meter maids are frequently short of the goal they get retrained. And then if they are still frequently short of the goal they get fired. That's a quota!

I think people would be surprised, if they was able to discover, how many of the parking tickets they got was actually written while there was still a little time remaining on the meter.

2528 days ago
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www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

Who

2528 days ago
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Seriously    

Am I the last one to find out that.....

2528 days ago
30.

shydianna    

way to go TMZ! for being in the right spot at the right time! He should sue, did u guys get the cop on film giving him the ticket? that would be cool too! I love positive stories like this! With so much "drama" in LA we see way too much negative things. Thanks for a nice story for a change!

2528 days ago
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