Aretha Franklin sings her way out of parking ticket

Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

August 11, 2011 9:56:47 PM PDT
What do you do if you're Aretha Franklin and you're about to get a parking ticket? You sing your way out of it.

The Queen of Soul was out to dinner in New York City earlier this week and as she was returning to her car, she noticed a parking officer about to give her a ticket. It turns out her car was illegally parked but Franklin serenaded the officer and got out of the ticket.

By the way, she also autographed an envelope for the officer.