HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police say a man who needed money to pay his rent scammed drivers in Hermosa Beach by posing as a parking attendant and collecting fees.

Alexei Maine Flemming, of Redondo Beach, admitted to posing as a parking official at a lot on 13th Street and Hermosa Avenue.

The 21-year-old was arrested Tuesday night near the corner of Pier and Hermosa avenues.

Police say he had a two-way radio, a receipt book and a sign that said the parking meters were not working.

The sign read: "This system is currently out of order. As an apology unlimited parking is only $3 for all day today. Thank you."

Anyone who may have paid the phony parking fee is asked to contact Hermosa Beach police at (310) 318-034.