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(The Newspaper)   Guy gets back at ex by registering car in her name and illegally parking it in secure lot, leaving her with revoked license and $105,761 in parking tickets   (thenewspaper.com) divider line 116
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2012-11-26 11:15:16 AM
hmm....my ex should be happy i'm far to lazy to ever do something like this....
 
2012-11-26 12:37:33 PM
That's.....pretty funny
 
2012-11-26 12:38:12 PM
That's pretty smart, shiatty to do, but smart.
 
2012-11-26 12:39:16 PM
Dude. Where's my car?
 
2012-11-26 12:40:13 PM
In other news, Chicago doesn't go after you unless you owe 100k+
 
2012-11-26 12:40:33 PM
How do you register a car in someone else's name?? Did he forge her signature?

/DNRTFA
 
2012-11-26 12:40:44 PM
Is she hot?
 
2012-11-26 12:41:05 PM
www.serienjunkies.de
 
2012-11-26 12:42:55 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: That's pretty smart, shiatty to do, but smart.


... pretty smart until you end up with a judgement against you for the full amount, plus criminal charges for fraud.
 
2012-11-26 12:44:21 PM
From TFA:

Despite paying all the fees associated with owning a vehicle (registration, title and insurance) he put the vehicle's registration in Fitzgerald's name -- something the West Side Chicago resident claims was done without her knowledge.
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Appearing before an administrative law judge to defend herself and hopefully explain the confounding situation, Fitzgerald says she was advised by the judge to sign over title to the vehicle to Preveau in order to shift liability to him, which she promptly did and delivered it to her ex-boyfriend.


WTH?? People can just assign ownership of autos willy-nilly?? And without the consent or even knowledge of the recipients??
 
2012-11-26 12:44:21 PM
That was a shiatty thing to do... unless she deserved it.
 
2012-11-26 12:45:51 PM
Damn dude, bitter much?
 
2012-11-26 12:46:09 PM

diaphoresis: That was a shiatty thing to do... unless she deserved it.


She's a woman

/of course she deserved it
 
2012-11-26 12:47:53 PM
the city expects full payment?? pfft. sell the car to a scrapyard and count yourself paid. vultures.
 
2012-11-26 12:48:23 PM
The Chicago Way.
 
2012-11-26 12:48:33 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: From TFA:

Despite paying all the fees associated with owning a vehicle (registration, title and insurance) he put the vehicle's registration in Fitzgerald's name -- something the West Side Chicago resident claims was done without her knowledge.
...
Appearing before an administrative law judge to defend herself and hopefully explain the confounding situation, Fitzgerald says she was advised by the judge to sign over title to the vehicle to Preveau in order to shift liability to him, which she promptly did and delivered it to her ex-boyfriend.


WTH?? People can just assign ownership of autos willy-nilly?? And without the consent or even knowledge of the recipients??


Well, you can't expect the judge to void the tickets or anything... that would be silly.
 
2012-11-26 12:48:36 PM

DubyaHater: Is she hot?


Well you know the old saying: No matter how hot she is, somebody somewhere is sick of her sh*t.
Apparently it was this guy.
 
2012-11-26 12:48:53 PM
This is wrong on so many levels. The city should go after HIM not her. He committed fraud and to date, the city is letting him get away with it.

Whether she was a bi-otch or not, fraud still isn't legal. They have a child and he's worrying about "getting back at his ex" -- this 100K could be going towards the child not the City of Chicago. For that, he's a tool (and not the useful kind).

That said, I see they didn't get his side of the story here, so perhaps we'll discover she was consulted and didn't take action. I'm skeptical of that after reading TFA since the car was parked in a lot she couldn't access and didn't have a set of keys for the car and when she contacted the police for help - they provided none.

She is looking for a job currently and without a vehicle, that would be a challenge. :: sighs :: What a rough situation.
 
2012-11-26 12:49:08 PM
to do this to the (unemployed) mother of your kid is despicable. I hope he ends up with the bill.
 
2012-11-26 12:49:27 PM
That scumbag should be put down. Way to fark over your child over your hurt feelings.
 
2012-11-26 12:50:23 PM

Pair-o-Dice: Damn dude, bitter much?


Lol, I don't think he's bitter anymore...
 
2012-11-26 12:50:33 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: diaphoresis: That was a shiatty thing to do... unless she deserved it.

She's a woman

/of course she deserved it


So the child they had together deserves it too? That guy just destroyed the life of his own kid by burdening the mother with debt, bills, horrible credit, etc. He should go to jail, though that will never happen.
 
2012-11-26 12:50:59 PM

SDRR: How do you register a car in someone else's name?? Did he forge her signature?


My parents did this when I was in high school. Maybe things have changed, as I've bought and reg'd all my cars since I don't know, but I think it's possible in some states.

I can't figure how the thing wasn't towed. Most places that would happen right off the bat. Then they would auction your car off. Brilliant though, as you could buy a car that doesn't run with a clean title, get reg'd and dump the thing some place just to fark someone over. It could easily rack up $300 in a weekend with a tow and tickets in the wrong spot, then lot fees and such. You could be looking at a few grand by the time it caught up to the target. For a investment of a couple hundred that may be worth it.
 
2012-11-26 12:51:37 PM
I don't think he did it with the malicious intent to cause her financial and legal problems. It sounds like he's just a lazy asshole and generally useless human being.

They bought the vehicle and registered it in her name. THey broke up. He took the car, but didn't re-register it. He used it for a while then abandoned it. The city should've towed it, but let it sit there for two years accumulating more tickets on her record.

It sounds like the issue can be resolved in her favor, then she can file a civil suit against the ex to recoup her legal fees.
 
2012-11-26 12:52:29 PM
Exploiting bureaucratic processes to fark someone over in a way that was never intended by the law is a great way to make some lawyer dust off the books and find some other way to pin you for what you've done rather than the straight forward and obvious way. The straight forward and obvious way would be simply to have the person that made the decision to park there at fault, but you can't really do that since everyone would just deny responsibility (my friend did it). The long way around is going to be to prove that they transferred the title in bad faith and without her knowledge (did they have to sign her name to accept responsibility?), and use that as a basis for why they are legally responsible for the incurred debt.
 
2012-11-26 12:52:40 PM
They left an abandoned '99 Monte Carlo in a gated lot to take up a space and accumulate tickets for 2 1/2 years? shiat, Philly would have towed that thing by the end of the week.
 
2012-11-26 12:53:11 PM
Gee guy, do you think being a huge arsehole was a factor in her decision to end the relationship?
 
2012-11-26 12:58:03 PM
Women are stupid.

/am I doing it right?
 
2012-11-26 12:58:38 PM
FTFA: "There are signs posted at the entrance to all revenue lots at O'Hare relating the parking policy," says Pride. "If an individual plans to leave a vehicle in a revenue lot for longer than 30 days, he must notify Standard Parking, the lot operators at the airport. If a vehicle is in a lot for more than 30 days and Standard Parking was not notified, then the company will try to contact the owner to find out his plans to get the vehicle... If Standard cannot contact the owner, then the vehicle is towed to Lot F, where it might remain for 30 to 90 days, in case the owner comes back for it. After that period, the vehicle is towed to the city impound lot as abandoned."

Wow that has to be nicest towing operation ever.

CSB: Had an apartment once where if you don't have a tag your car was gone. Not warning tag or anything. They were efficient too watch them take three cars from my balcony once in a matter of 2 minutes. arse holes! (it wasn't not Dolly Man's complex)
 
2012-11-26 12:59:28 PM
The city or Standard Parking needs to show that there was $100,000 worth of damage done by the car being left in that lot. That is absolutely ridiculous.
 
2012-11-26 12:59:49 PM
you have pee hands
They left an abandoned '99 Monte Carlo in a gated lot to take up a space and accumulate tickets for 2 1/2 years? shiat, Philly would have towed that thing by the end of the week.


St. Louis would have stripped it for parts in three days. Fourth day's the fire sale.
 
2012-11-26 01:02:14 PM

Gaumond: FTFA: "There are signs posted at the entrance to all revenue lots at O'Hare relating the parking policy," says Pride. "If an individual plans to leave a vehicle in a revenue lot for longer than 30 days, he must notify Standard Parking, the lot operators at the airport. If a vehicle is in a lot for more than 30 days and Standard Parking was not notified, then the company will try to contact the owner to find out his plans to get the vehicle... If Standard cannot contact the owner, then the vehicle is towed to Lot F, where it might remain for 30 to 90 days, in case the owner comes back for it. After that period, the vehicle is towed to the city impound lot as abandoned."

Wow that has to be nicest towing operation ever.

CSB: Had an apartment once where if you don't have a tag your car was gone. Not warning tag or anything. They were efficient too watch them take three cars from my balcony once in a matter of 2 minutes. arse holes! (it wasn't not Dolly Man's complex)


You had 3 cars on your balcony? Impressive!
 
2012-11-26 01:03:22 PM
The obvious thing is for the cops to kick in the door of both people and kill their dog
 
2012-11-26 01:03:54 PM
Yeah, I thought it was kind of funny until I read this:
"Despite having had a baby together..."

That guy is a huge, stinking anus.
you pick on a single mom, of your kid, and you fark her hard like that... you farked your own kid like that?

/wow, just wow
 
2012-11-26 01:04:30 PM
That is awesome and something I would consider doing. I didn't read the article, but she probably deserved it.
 
2012-11-26 01:04:36 PM

desertmouse: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: diaphoresis: That was a shiatty thing to do... unless she deserved it.

She's a woman

/of course she deserved it

So the child they had together deserves it too? That guy just destroyed the life of his own kid by burdening the mother with debt, bills, horrible credit, etc. He should go to jail, though that will never happen.


Be honest... we put up with a lot of men's shiat during relationships... men also put up with our shiat too... man/woman doesn't even enter into it. Neither gender can claim they are more sane than the other. If the woman's crap was really that bad, it's a shame he wasn't more mindful of the children, but her own bs could have caused him to go overboard. We don't know everything that happened but rest assured they BOTH were at fault... even if it means to varying degrees.
 
2012-11-26 01:05:55 PM
People like this make me think of this article. Bunch of adult children.
 
2012-11-26 01:06:16 PM
The guy's an asshole. He deserves to be forced to pay for any expenses she's had to pay because of this. That should include cab fees because she can't drive. Then he should be locked up for fraud. Also the city bureaucrats who didn't do their job and left the car sit there and run up that big bill should also be forced to compensate this woman for her time and trouble. By the way, let them get fired too.

So how many of you are looking forward to your health care being run by bureaucrats like these?
 
2012-11-26 01:06:40 PM

Gaumond: FTFA: "There are signs posted at the entrance to all revenue lots at O'Hare relating the parking policy," says Pride. "If an individual plans to leave a vehicle in a revenue lot for longer than 30 days, he must notify Standard Parking, the lot operators at the airport. If a vehicle is in a lot for more than 30 days and Standard Parking was not notified, then the company will try to contact the owner to find out his plans to get the vehicle... If Standard cannot contact the owner, then the vehicle is towed to Lot F, where it might remain for 30 to 90 days, in case the owner comes back for it. After that period, the vehicle is towed to the city impound lot as abandoned."

Wow that has to be nicest towing operation ever.

CSB: Had an apartment once where if you don't have a tag your car was gone. Not warning tag or anything. They were efficient too watch them take three cars from my balcony once in a matter of 2 minutes. arse holes! (it wasn't not Dolly Man's complex)


Goddamn that must be a big balcony, to have fit three cars and a towtruck up there. And how'd they get up there, anyway?!
 
2012-11-26 01:07:33 PM
FTFA: "There are signs posted at the entrance to all revenue lots at O'Hare relating the parking policy," says Pride. "If an individual plans to leave a vehicle in a revenue lot for longer than 30 days, he must notify Standard Parking, the lot operators at the airport. If a vehicle is in a lot for more than 30 days and Standard Parking was not notified, then the company will try to contact the owner to find out his plans to get the vehicle... If Standard cannot contact the owner, then the vehicle is towed to Lot F, where it might remain for 30 to 90 days, in case the owner comes back for it. After that period, the vehicle is towed to the city impound lot as abandoned."

Wow that has to be nicest towing operation ever.

CSB: Had an apartment once where if you don't have a tag your car was gone. Not warning tag or anything. They were efficient too watch them take three cars from my balcony once in a matter of 2 minutes. arse holes! (it wasn't not Dolly Man's complex
)

That must be a way big balcony.


got nothing
 
2012-11-26 01:08:46 PM
She should have consulted an attorney and filed her lawsuit as soon as the first tickets started coming in in 2009. The fact that she waited 3 years to finally get an attorney is odd.
 
2012-11-26 01:11:02 PM

blatz514: Gaumond: FTFA: "There are signs posted at the entrance to all revenue lots at O'Hare relating the parking policy," says Pride. "If an individual plans to leave a vehicle in a revenue lot for longer than 30 days, he must notify Standard Parking, the lot operators at the airport. If a vehicle is in a lot for more than 30 days and Standard Parking was not notified, then the company will try to contact the owner to find out his plans to get the vehicle... If Standard cannot contact the owner, then the vehicle is towed to Lot F, where it might remain for 30 to 90 days, in case the owner comes back for it. After that period, the vehicle is towed to the city impound lot as abandoned."

Wow that has to be nicest towing operation ever.

CSB: Had an apartment once where if you don't have a tag your car was gone. Not warning tag or anything. They were efficient too watch them take three cars from my balcony once in a matter of 2 minutes. arse holes! (it wasn't not Dolly Man's complex)

You had 3 cars on your balcony? Impressive!


And they took all 3 in 2 minutes no less...
 
2012-11-26 01:11:25 PM

special20: you pick on a single mom, of your kid, and you fark her hard like that... you farked your own kid like that?


We're fast becoming a nation where narcissism is a culture norm and casual destructive malice is good, clean fun. Hurt feelings? Fark over your child and their mother - "for the lulz!"
 
2012-11-26 01:12:55 PM
Won't somebody think of the children?!?!
 
2012-11-26 01:15:06 PM
What if 15 folks bought beater cars, registered them in HIS name and then left them on various city owned lots?
 
2012-11-26 01:16:12 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: .


WTH?? People can just assign ownership of autos willy-nilly?? And without the consent or even knowledge of the recipients??


In Wisconsin at least it is possible: all one has to do is know the social security number or DL/ID number of the person you want to register the vehicle to. I can't imagine it being more complicated in Illinois
 
2012-11-26 01:16:37 PM

stiletto_the_wise: She should have consulted an attorney and filed her lawsuit as soon as the first tickets started coming in in 2009. The fact that she waited 3 years to finally get an attorney is odd.


Its not odd at all when you consider that shes and out of work single mom. Lawyers dont pay back their student loans by helping people with no money. The only reason she has representation now is that the case got so FUBARed that a lawyer was willing to do the work pro-bono, probably figuring it would get his name in the news.
 
2012-11-26 01:16:41 PM

BigNumber12: We're fast becoming a nation where narcissism is a culture norm and casual destructive malice is good, clean fun. Hurt feelings? Fark over your child and their mother - "for the lulz!"


The guy's obviously sort of a deadbeat but I doubt he abandoned an old beater expecting to end up with $100k in fines because he was too lazy to get it towed to the scrapyard. It'd be different if he kept parking in handicap spaces every day and throwing out the tickets, but there's a lot of incompetence to go around here.
 
2012-11-26 01:17:36 PM
Something just doesn't add up here.

I'm inclined to say this is one of those stories where everyone involved is an asshole equally.
 
2012-11-26 01:18:37 PM

Gaumond: FTFA: "There are signs posted at the entrance to all revenue lots at O'Hare relating the parking policy," says Pride. "If an individual plans to leave a vehicle in a revenue lot for longer than 30 days, he must notify Standard Parking, the lot operators at the airport. If a vehicle is in a lot for more than 30 days and Standard Parking was not notified, then the company will try to contact the owner to find out his plans to get the vehicle... If Standard cannot contact the owner, then the vehicle is towed to Lot F, where it might remain for 30 to 90 days, in case the owner comes back for it. After that period, the vehicle is towed to the city impound lot as abandoned."

Wow that has to be nicest towing operation ever.

CSB: Had an apartment once where if you don't have a tag your car was gone. Not warning tag or anything. They were efficient too watch them take three cars from my balcony once in a matter of 2 minutes. arse holes! (it wasn't not Dolly Man's complex)


It is remarkable that your balconey was large enough for a minimum of three cars.
 
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