Actor Ricky Schroder picked up a ticket for chatting on his cellphone as he drove away from a courthouse following a legal victory.
The star won a legal battle with a woman who accused him of stealing tools from her - but his celebration was short lived.
Alice Roberts claimed the 24 star conspired with her ex-boyfriend to take tools worth $7,000 (GBP4,965) from her Malibu, California home.
Schroder and his friend, plumber Brent Black, countersued, accusing Roberts of suing out of revenge, and dragging the actor into the mess unnecessarily.
And a Malibu small claims court found in their favour on Tuesday (28Apr09), reports TMZ.com.
But it wasn't all good news for Schroder - after leaving the courthouse and celebrating in front of photographers, the actor jumped in his car, drove off and was pulled over by cops for using a cellphone while driving.