London, Apr 1 : A belly dancer was let off a parking ticket - because she had to warm up her snakes for her act.
The dancer claimed she left her engine running to keep the reptiles cozy so they would stay awake.
The woman, from London, claimed that was a genuine excuse for parking illegally outside the venue as she unloaded her gear.
Caroline Shepherd, head of the National Parking Adjudication Service, told the story on a radio show as a new parking fines system came into force. Campbell asked whether the unnamed woman had lost her appeal against the fine.
"No, she won," the Mirror quoted Shepherd, as replying on the show.