A disabled shopper returned to his car to find a parking ticket slapped on his windscreen, despite having his blue badge on display.
Richard Wilson, 67, of Cromwell Avenue, Ilkeston, had taken his wife and father-in-law, who is in his 90s, up to Ilkeston Market last week.
When they arrived in Pimlico car park the disabled spaces were all taken up so he pulled into a normal bay and displayed his blue badge.
When he came back to his car he found the penalty charge notice.
He explained: “I couldn’t believe it, I put my badge on show as normal but still I had a ticket. There weren’t disabled places so I used a normal one, which I can surely do?”
To add insult to injury Mr Wilson says he was ‘fobbed off’ by Erewash Borough Council.
He said: “When I tried to get in touch with the council about it they said I needed to speak to a private firm.
“I rang the number the council gave me and just kept getting an automated service.
“I just want answers.
“I displayed my blue badge and parked as normal, surely I can use the badge in a normal space.”
The Advertiser contacted the council on Mr Wilson’s behalf.
A spokesman said: “The case is now on hold, pending investigation.”