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Detroit pizza man paints street, tries to save people dough

For Tony Sacco, the last straw was a $150 ticket given to a woman who was buying ice cream for her kids.

DETROIT, Michigan — Editor's Note: The attached video originally aired in Aug. 2020.

A Detroit pizzeria owner upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself. 

Tony Sacco is co-owner of Mootz Pizzeria and Bar. 

There is a single sign along the curb indicating that parking is reserved for drivers with a handicap tag. But Sacco says it's confusing because parking enforcers consider the space reserved for as many as four vehicles. 

For Sacco, the last straw was a $150 ticket given to a woman who was buying ice cream for her kids.

A city engineer visited the site Wednesday and said more signs would be installed on Library Street but the blue paint won't last.

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