Motorists rickrolled with fake fines

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American motorists who were issued parking tickets got a pleasant surprise when they were Rickrolled.

Fake tickets in Asheville, North Carolina, included a code that could be scanned with smartphones and pulled up a music video for the 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up, sung by the Newton-le-Willows singer.

Asheville’s transportation director said the tickets, which were for $100, were clearly fake. The city’s normal parking fine is $10.

Police say whoever handed out the tickets could be charged with littering. Parking Services Manager Harry Brown said the tickets caused extra work and aggravated those who got the tickets and at least one person tried to pay.