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m_c_zero 03-14-2013 03:34 PM

Parking Enforcement, what a joke...
Sorry, just needing to vent.

I parked in a parking lot of a restaurant last night and proceeded to go to a different establishment. Upon entering the establishment, they had a sign displayed stating that the owner of the other parking lot boots vehicles. I immediately turned around and went back to the lot to move my truck. I was gone a total of 3 minutes and there was a guy already there taking a boot out of the back of his car and walking over to my truck. I informed him that I was leaving and apologized for parking there. He told me it was too late and once I had walked away from my vehicle, he had the right to boot it. Long story short, reasoning with these people does not work and I had to pay $75 + tax to get it removed.

I'm sorry, but parking enforcement is not a real job. Parking enforcement people are the lowliest scum of the earth.

Jayhem 03-14-2013 03:41 PM

I can appreciate your pain.

A friend of mine had his car towed (while it was running) while parked at an apartment complex in a resident spot for 2 minutes while and went in to pick up his passengers. Towing companies hired by developments have to be the absolute lowest scum on earth to do something like that.

Personally I would have went and rented a gas powered angle grinder and removed the boot myself! Eff em!

Varmintman 03-14-2013 03:42 PM

Was there a sign in the parking lot saying they would tow or something? Seems like even though it is private property there are laws governing it.

Jayhem 03-14-2013 03:44 PM

You really should complain to the restaurant owner of the parking lot...They lose business because of these type of Nazi parking lot tactics.

What if you were just running next door to grab something or talk to a friend who worked there before going back over to eat at the original restaurant?

m_c_zero 03-14-2013 03:48 PM

They did have signs displayed, but everyone has signs displayed, only the true a$$holes enforce them. Honestly, it was 8PM, they close at 9PM, there were 2 cars in their parking lot that were actually there for the restaurant itself leaving around 48 other open parking spaces.

Apparently the guy has a webcam set up to watch the parking lot. As soon as he sees you leave and not walk to his restaurant, he calls in the doucehbags to come boot you.

LovesIPA 03-14-2013 03:54 PM

It takes a special kind of dick to work in parking enforcement.

If it were me, and depending on the signage on the lot I would called the police or bought a battery powered angle grinder and cut it into pieces.

But there is no way I would have let some jackass put a boot on my car when I'm standing right there in the first place. No effin way. Physical violence would result.

m_c_zero 03-14-2013 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by LovesIPA (Post 5005983)
Physical violence would result.

It did cross my mind...

OrdinaryAvgGuy 03-14-2013 03:56 PM

Didn't you know? Hall monitors grow up to be parking lot enforcers.

LovesIPA 03-14-2013 03:57 PM

Oh if it was the restaurant owner I would find very creative ways of seeking revenge for such petty nonsense.

The Wendy's finger chili incident comes to mind. I obviously wouldn't use an actual finger but I would be sure to find something in my food at 7pm on a Friday night and make a huge scene out of it. I bet the health department in your state accepts anonymous tips too.

m_c_zero 03-14-2013 04:02 PM

It truly seems like the restaurant itself is tanking, there's never anyone there. It's right next door to a busy bar though and a lot of people park there and then walk to the bar, so I'm sure he's making a pretty penny off of the fees.

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