Last Updated on February 9, 2018 by Lawrence Berezin
Parking ticket justice is blind and will tow any vehicle
File this story under the heading, parking ticket justice is blind. Here ‘s the story.
I’m on the telephone with Frank today. We’re talking about a parking ticket for parking alongside a fire hydrant. Frank parked directly in front of the fire hydrant and left his car for a couple of minutes. When he returned, he found a parking ticket under his windshield wiper.
There were no omitted, misdescribed or illegible required elements on the front of the fire hydrant ticket, and there is no fine reduction available for fire hydrant tickets. I’m about to hang up when Frank says, “I got a great story for you.” Yes, he sure did!
You can ‘t make this stuff up
Frank’s uncle is a veteran police officer. He’s put in twenty (20) years with the NYC police department. One day, not long ago, Frank’s uncle and his partner double parked their police van in front of the courthouse and escorted a “perp” into court. The “perp” entered a plea before the judge, and the small group of three (3) headed back to the van.
The two police officers walked to the spot where they left the van double parked, escorting the “perp” in handcuffs. They stared at the spot where they swore they left their van. The van was gone. That’s right, the police van was doused with an NYC cocktail, a ticket, and tow.
The “perp” turned to Frank’s uncle and said, “They even tow police vans?”
Justice is blind
And “perps” can be very understanding. The group of three waited patiently for another police van to take the prisoner back to jail.
Res Ipsa loquitur
Have you ever been a prisoner in handcuffs standing outside a courthouse, only to find the police van towed for double parking? Just kidding.
Have you ever fought a fire hydrant ticket? How’d you do? Here are some tips that will help you if there is a fire hydrant violation in your future.