A man has paid a parking ticket fine 44 years after he first received it.

Parking fine

Parking fine

Police in Pennsylvania confirmed that they received $5 along with a handwritten note from a man - only known as Dave - confessing that he hadn't paid a fine of $2 for parking in a restricted zone in 1972.

The letter said: ''Dear PD, I've been carrying this ticket around for 40+ years. Always intending to pay. Forgive me if I don't give you my info. With respect, Dave.''

The man appeared to feel remorseful for his actions as his return address read: ''Feeling guilty, Wayward Road, Anytown, Ca.''

Speaking to CBS Philly, Police Chief Michael Combs joked: ''He paid his fine. So that's 44 years later, so that means I only made $3 in 44 years.''

He added: ''We do appreciate that this individual paid their ticket, and again, we encourage other individuals, if you have an outstanding ticket, please pay them.''