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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   You have a car, and I have a boot. Why the rageface?   (ajc.com) divider line 17
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2012-08-26 04:13:15 PM  
4 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: Fines for tampering with a boot are much higher than fees to have one removed.


Disparaging the boot is a bootable offense!

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2012-08-26 01:35:10 PM  
3 votes:
I'd rather see the situation escalate to the point of violence, personally.
2012-08-26 01:35:33 PM  
2 votes:
So the problem is that cars are taking up spots in lots for places they're not patronizing...
... so the solution is to immobilize those vehicles, assuring they take up the spot for much longer?
Brilliant!
2012-08-26 01:29:05 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-08-26 01:04:36 PM  
2 votes:
Sounds like a job for Angle-Grinder Man!
2012-08-26 04:23:37 PM  
1 votes:
products.wackerneuson.com

FYI, you can rent these.
2012-08-26 03:17:11 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-08-26 02:32:45 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-08-26 01:58:32 PM  
1 votes:
Motorcycle parks where motorcycle wants.

Disc alarms and chained to the nearest anchor like a dirty hippie.

Bonus points if you use the bicycle rack!
2012-08-26 01:58:22 PM  
1 votes:
You've got a car. I have a boot...let's make lots of money.
2012-08-26 01:52:28 PM  
1 votes:

andyfromfl: The My Little Pony Killer: cig-mkr: OK, if I park on private property they can have me booted because I'm actually trespassing, but they can detain and "fine" me too? I would think it should be a police matter, they are actually holding my car for ransom. Isn't that some kind of extortion?
/ too old to give a damn

They would not have had the opportunity to "extort" you had you obeyed their clearly labelled signs.

This seems to be happening a lot on this site lately. The argument isn't whether or not the offender behaved appropriately- we all concede that parking where you shouldn't is bad. The issue with what you were replying to is whether or not the fine is appropriate. If I say 'this is wrong, but the punishment is too severe' and you say 'yeah but it's wrong,' do you see the issue? We don't know what you're trying to convey.


it happens everywhere. many people are just like "well don't do stuff wrong." i see it mostly in piracy threads. like a million dollar fine is appropriate. but yeah, the trick is just to blow past those people or ignore them, they really aren't adding anything.

/after all, they replied incorrectly, and should be shot in the head for lack of basic understanding.
2012-08-26 01:49:09 PM  
1 votes:
Do you own the property you're parking on? No.

Did you pay to park on the property you're parking on? No.

Did you have permission to park on that property you're parking on? No.

Then why on earth would you think you have a right to take someone else's property for your own use?

rosonowski: So the problem is that cars are taking up spots in lots for places they're not patronizing...
... so the solution is to immobilize those vehicles, assuring they take up the spot for much longer?
Brilliant!


The idea is that it serves as a deterrent to others planning on doing the same thing. Why would a business pay extra to provide parking spaces when they can just tell their customers to use the spaces provided and paid for by other businesses? Land isn't free and neither is building and upkeep on parking spaces.

If you want a real scam, there are some of the lots where you pay by folding your money and sticking it in a slot numbered the same as your parking space. Since there is no receipt, some of the less ethical lot owners will have you booted or towed because you can't prove you paid. They don't care if it negatively effects nearby businesses because they're strictly in the parking business. In tourist areas, they can get away with it because someone from out of town is going to pay to get their car back and won't bother to take anyone to court.
2012-08-26 01:48:44 PM  
1 votes:

RickN99: swift booting


Obscure political move?
2012-08-26 01:47:12 PM  
1 votes:

kidsizedcoffin: mciann: ok no. Your private contractual relationship ends where impounding and detaining a third party begins.

Unless I can pay snipers to gib you if you set foot on my lawn.

Land mines are a much more efficient method.


Not really. They blow holes in the lawn.
2012-08-26 01:38:50 PM  
1 votes:
ok no. Your private contractual relationship ends where impounding and detaining a third party begins.

Unless I can pay snipers to gib you if you set foot on my lawn.
2012-08-26 01:34:21 PM  
1 votes:
Nima Patel, a 24-year-old Stockbridge resident, said she parked at the Starbucks lot on 14th Street, then decided she preferred a bagel at Einstein Bros. next door. She bought the bagel and then returned to Starbucks.

It was a few hours before she noticed the boot on her car. The parking technician had taken video footage of Patel as she left the lot, and said it was a violation of the "in and out" policy. He didn't budge on the $75 fee, even when Patel called the police.

"I told him I went right next door and came right back," Patel said. "This is just way too unfair. I feel bullied and deceived."

Should feel like a lying coont, instead.
2012-08-26 01:26:02 PM  
1 votes:

RareChimer: Pro-Tip: If you don't want to receive traffic citations, parking tickets, go to jail, have your car booted, or any other official form of punishment, don't break the official rules.

No, you're not being hip and rebellious when you park in a spot you're not supposed to. You're just rolling the dice to see if you get to pay someone else some money for no additional benefit to yourself. Buy the permit, park in the right spot, save yourself some time and money.


I bet your teachers just loved all those apples you brought.
 
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