In a fantastic tale of sticking it to the man, a New Jersey resident has been arrested for 323 toll violations that total $20,869.
NJ.com reported that 59-year-old James C. Clicerio of Old Bridge, N.J., ran a toll booth in Staten Island on Thursday morning and was stopped by Port Authority officer Ed Benenati.
The officer noticed the suspect driving a white SUV and pulled him over without incident. Though we don’t have any official statements on the matter, we assume that Benenati discovered the unpaid tolls when he noticed hundreds of envelopes overflowing from the glove compartment.
Clicerio was juggling five different EZ pass accounts that amounted to the outstanding fines. He is charged with petty larceny, which in New York carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail.
There is no record of how long Clicerio ran this scam, and authorities could not be reached for comment.
The bridge where Clicerio was arrested connects NY 440 and NJ 440, and leads from Staten Island to Perth Amboy, N.J.