Just wondering if anyone can shed any light on this matter. The story: I usually drive to work and park in the same carpark 5-6 days per week. It's only a 2 story set for those that are familiar it is the one near the Harley/triumph dealer on a'becket st Melbourne. How it works for early entry, you take a ticket from the boom gate, then an attendant will hand you a follow on ticket, which proves you arrived before early bird cutoff. Cost is $10 Yesterday I forgot my wallet at home, As I usually pay by credit card, then I remembered I had $20 in my car, I put the parking tickets in my bag and off I went. When I got back to carpark after work, I could not for the life of me find the original entry ticket, only the early bird follow on. So I thought I'll just push the intercom explain what happened to whom ever answers and I'll be on my way. As soon as I mentioned lost my entry ticket, the lady told me I had to pay a lost ticket fee of $125 dollars. I think I shit a brick. I didn't have my wallet so even if I wanted to I couldn't pay it. so I said don't worry about it. I think at this point she caught on to what I was thinking and told me if I left the car park without paying she would forward my details to the police as" it's the same as fare evasion on a train". Lucky for me my mate was still at his car so I asked if he could drive out a touch slower so I could follow him out. as we were leaving I could hear her repeating our number plates and she said we are now both liable for fines because he is helpin me. I couldn't give a shit what she was saying as I just wanted to get home. Today as I was paying for my ticket I was telling a mate what happened yesterday and a guy who was fixing the other pay machine butts in and says, we sent your details to the police yesterday and your friends. Soo if your still with me, I wanting to know, A) can they fine my friend, as he paid and as far as he knew I just followed him without permission. And b.) would the police really get involved over some thing like this, can they send me a letter to pay a penaltiy. if I get said letter I'm going to stop parking there and the car park will end up loosing 60 dollars a week. Over me loosing a ticket( which was my fault) will a letter to the carpark operators do anything? Anyhow. Cheers.