(upbeat music) Vasilis Mena. Good morning. Good morning, your honor. What you so happy about? (laughs) I’m nervous. Are you happy because you have five parking tickets? Not at all. (laughs)
Are you happy? I have a reason (laughs) You’re happy you don’t have six? I know (laughs) But in my defense, I got another one yesterday, Oh, you got six?
And I was already planing— Oh, she’s got six. To…(laughs) That’s why she’s so happy. No, I’m actually very upset. Alright, speak into the mic and tell me what you wanna tell me. So, for the, at least for the overnight parking tickets, that’s the street I live on. Yeah.
So, I wasn’t living at home for a year ’cause I go to RIC and I was living on campus. The whole summer I didn’t get any parking tickets and of course the semester starts and they wanna give me all the parking tickets. When I, you know and then one of them, on the 11th, I didn’t even know I got ’cause they never gave me like a ticket on my car door, so I didn’t know I had it. I was planning on paying the first one, but I had to wait to have the money for it and then by the time I — You don’t have any money? No. You’re a student? I’m very poor right now. I’m struggling to pay bills so, just didn’t have the money for it. All right tell me about that, you’re a student? Yeah I’m a student at Rhode Island College. I’m in there for, I’m trying to get into the nursing program. You wanna be a nurse? Yeah, I’m a CNA right now, but I’m trying to be a nurse practitioner. Tell me what else, you have any children? No I don’t have any children. No? I just live on my own, but so it’s, you know, a lot of bills and school bills on top of that as well. The parking ticket, the one a year ago, was my mams’. She actually came to pay tickets and got a ticket in my car. And then she was gonna pay it by the time, but she didn’t have the money for it and then I just added up. She kept saying she was gonna come to court and she’d hadn’t got the time to come to court. And then the second parking ticket on public street, I honestly don’t remember even getting it, the ticket. All right, I get to (mumbles). You’re working your way through school. Yeah. Trying to better yourself. These are overnight, a lot of these tickets were overnight parking. I’m gonna get a parking permit now. It’s gonna cost you 100 bucks for a parking permit. Yeah, I know. All right, here’s what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna charge you $50, but you’re not gonna have to pay it. We have people from all over the world actually, who send in letters to me with cheques asking me to help people that are deserving, right. And so I do that and I’m gonna charge you $50 and we’re gonna use a cheque from John J Finnegan Junior, from Bethlehem Pennsylvania— Thank you. To pay for your fine. Thank you.
All right, and hopefully that will, will help you out. So—
It does. Thank you. But there are an awful lot of nice people and what I do with all this money that people send in, I sort of in my mind, not officially, in my mind I see this is part of the Philemona fund. Philemona was my mother, you know and she was very warm and generous person. We had nothing (mumbles) (laughs). My father was a fruit peddler so we didn’t have that much money anyway so, but she helped everyone else that she could. So, I think of her every time somebody sends money and so from the Philomena funds, we’re gonna pay you 50 bucks. I really appreciate it because— Compliments of John J Finnegan Junior. (laughs) thank you John J Finnegan Junior. Go to work. Come on, how cool was that? If you’d like to see more cases like this one, tune into Caught in Providence every weekday. Excuse me. You didn’t know Caught in Providence was also a TV show? Oh wow! Your life just got substantially better. To find out what channel we’re on, go to caughtinprovidence.com, click on your local listings, troll down ’till you find your home town, then start doing your happy dance. That’s it. Move it, move it, nice. All right and hit subscribe so you don’t miss the latest viral moments like this one. Share these videos and weigh in on the cases. You be the judge. Subscribe now.