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(WWLTV New Orleans)   Ambulance in Quickie Mart parking lot booted while paramedics treat customer inside. D'OH   (wwltv.com) divider line 44
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2012-12-01 12:55:41 PM
5 votes:
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Holy shiat. Really? I mean, really? And it was a PRIVATE company employee who booted a county Ambulance on a 911 call?

Please. Go to jail. Don't collect 200. Don't pass go. And that company should not only have to pay for the damage they did to the ambulance, but also pay that patient's bill, who's care they delayed by damaging the ambulance to the point it couldn't transport.
2012-12-01 07:01:23 PM
4 votes:
And in hindsight, Idiocracy should have had a scene where Not Sure escaped from the police because the police got booted by some schlub.
2012-12-01 04:01:13 PM
3 votes:

cman: Stupidity isn't a jailable offense. If it was, god damn, I would have a life sentence.


Stupidity is not. Tampering with an EMS vehicle in the course of delivering patient care, on the other hand, is either a Misderminor or Felony, depending on the state it's in.

manwithplanx: Since you parked your car in their parking lot you agreed to have your car towed or booted for violating rules that you may or may not know about and that may or may not actually exist for that parking lot


Emergency Vehicles are allowed to disregard parking rules by State Law in the course of executing their duties. (Of course, this gets abused -if you say you've never parked in the fire lane at a grocery store while getting food, you're lying..lol). Even if they're not on a call, booting one and taking it out of service is a big no-no. Not only can you go to jail, or be liable for any harm caused by their inability to respond to a call for service, you're responsible for any damage to that vehicle.
2012-12-01 03:40:00 PM
3 votes:

cman: serial_crusher: Yeah, I think in addition to the hefty lawsuit this patient will be collecting on, everybody involved in the decision to boot should take a nice trip to PMITA prison. There's absolutely no reason to do something that stupid.

Stupidity isn't a jailable offense. If it was, god damn, I would have a life sentence.


Stupidity that threatens other people's lives is. I believe "criminal negligence" is the correct term, but I am not a lawyer
2012-12-01 08:11:32 PM
2 votes:
Years ago I saw a guy park his new corvette diagonally across two handicapped spots and run into a bar at a strip mall A policeman saw him doing it as well. Rather than a ticket, he parked the police car so the guy was blocked in (you had to back out if the spots). He then apparently called for a ride and another police car picked him up. About half an hour later, a truck pulls up, paints the handicapped symbol on two spots that were normal parking spots before. I was finishing lunch at the time and went to talk to the crew who told me that the mayor owned the mall, and the police department had two extra cars so the vette was going to stay blocked for a week.
2012-12-01 07:56:50 PM
2 votes:

cman: serial_crusher: Yeah, I think in addition to the hefty lawsuit this patient will be collecting on, everybody involved in the decision to boot should take a nice trip to PMITA prison. There's absolutely no reason to do something that stupid.

Stupidity isn't a jailable offense. If it was, god damn, I would have a life sentence.


Most civilized places have laws against interfering with emergency services such as firemen and EMS.
I believe rendering the ambulance undriveable may be covered.
2012-12-01 07:35:02 PM
2 votes:

gblive: DarkSoulNoHope: They also run a scam in which they call you up and claim you did not pay for your gas & drove off. They claim if you come pay them $150 in cash then they will not call the cops. We had one local C-store owned by foreigners who did this to a large number of people. Finally the police caught on and demanded that they stop their racket. The local neighborhood organized a boycott and put them out of business... but it took three years.


Did any convictions get reversed? If not, sounds like they got away with it.
2012-12-01 07:23:29 PM
2 votes:

DarkSoulNoHope: FTA: We called the telephone number on the sign, for the "Boot Man."

A convenience store employee picked up, then hung up.

Sounds like the convenience store is running a scam. "Yeah we booted your car, we can only take it off if you give us $200."


Yes, this is exactly the type of scam these characters run.

They also run a scam in which they call you up and claim you did not pay for your gas & drove off. They claim if you come pay them $150 in cash then they will not call the cops. We had one local C-store owned by foreigners who did this to a large number of people. Finally the police caught on and demanded that they stop their racket. The local neighborhood organized a boycott and put them out of business... but it took three years.
2012-12-01 06:40:14 PM
2 votes:

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: My employer will boot vehicles in our parking garage, but only on your third offense of parking someplace that isn't marked as a space (like at the end of a row) because its dangerous.


If the spot's dangerous, why do you make sure the vehicle can't be moved instead of towing it?

Also a remarkably farked up work situation if you're booting employee vehicles instead of just telling them to move.
2012-12-01 05:56:26 PM
2 votes:
If i were the patient I would sue the ever-living fark out of the owners of that store.

Can you imagine bringing that case to a jury...it would be a blood bath.
2012-12-01 05:44:17 PM
2 votes:

vartian: Convenience store employees allegedly put a restrictive parking boot on the ambulance. And now it was stuck.

Since when can civillians go around attaching boots to vehicles?


Seriously. People are upset over the fact that it was an ambulance with its lights on, but the part where store employees can just put boots on vehicles as they please is equally WTF.
2012-12-01 05:44:02 PM
2 votes:

IvanTheSilent: And the employee who booted the ambulance isn't in jail why?


I was wondering that as well, but it's New Orleans. They probably paid the bribe and are done with it.
2012-12-01 05:43:36 PM
2 votes:
If this were in my town, I'd be sure to take a side trip there... Just so I can start taking photos for the police lineup...

These asshats need to be sued into oblivion...
2012-12-01 05:40:11 PM
2 votes:
And the employee who booted the ambulance isn't in jail why?
2012-12-01 05:37:58 PM
2 votes:
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I see... new ownership in this Quickie Mart's near future...
2012-12-01 04:08:10 PM
2 votes:
Carry around gas-powered angle grinder.

Saw off boot.

Throw through window of convenience store.

Laugh at their pathetic complaints and attempts to bill you for the window and boot.

Have their lawyer explain it to them.

Laugh again.
2012-12-01 04:01:15 PM
2 votes:

serial_crusher: Stupidity that threatens other people's lives is. I believe "criminal negligence" is the correct term, but I am not a lawyer


That sounds appropriate considering the fact that their actions endangered the patient.
2012-12-01 02:18:12 PM
2 votes:
Yeah, I think in addition to the hefty lawsuit this patient will be collecting on, everybody involved in the decision to boot should take a nice trip to PMITA prison. There's absolutely no reason to do something that stupid.
2012-12-01 01:04:55 PM
2 votes:
Convenience store employees allegedly put a restrictive parking boot on the ambulance. And now it was stuck.

Since when can civillians go around attaching boots to vehicles?
2012-12-02 01:28:04 AM
1 votes:
This is prolific in Chicago.

There are signs but nothing is to stop them from just slapping a boot on anyone they want. The same towing companies that employee gang-bangers run these operations.

I got one put on my car at a grocery store where after coming out of the store I walked to the sidewalk and got a free newspaper out of a newspaper box before retuning to my car w several bags of groceries. They were putting it on and wouldn't take it off without $150 in cash. The store manager said I should have read the signs. I loosened the cap on my gallon of milk and dropped it on the mats in the door vestibule as I left. I had no time to do anything but pay.

Since this store is just down the block from my house and I know what bushes these guys hide behind I make sure to throw all my dog shiat in there. One of them gotten beaten pretty badly a few months ago after some guys showed up for revenge and as one held them at gun point the other hit one guy a few times w a bat. I don't go to the store anymore. Luckily Mexican fresh markets (best cheap produce ever) are every few blocks.
2012-12-01 10:40:37 PM
1 votes:
I got booted in a private lot once. NBD, I just let some air out of my tire and backed out of it. Those things make great conversation pieces if you can get your hands on one.
2012-12-01 08:03:23 PM
1 votes:

BronyMedic: food


Lol... er, no. I have never parked in a fire lane, a handicapped spot or a spot marked reserved if it wasn't mine. I have scruples and common sense, which seems to be disappearing qualities with each generation.
2012-12-01 07:37:56 PM
1 votes:

Zarquon's Flat Tire: fusillade762: Honest Bender: vartian: Since when can civillians go around attaching boots to vehicles?

When has anyone other than civilians booted vehicles?

I think he means "Non-government employees".

Forever? Parking lots are private property, so you contract a company to be complete assholes for you. If you get booted in a parking lot you think the government did it? On the street yes, but not on private property.


K smart guy, go park in a handicapped spot in a parking lot and tell the cop writing you the ticket to F off and see how far that gets you.

A parking being private property isn't the same thing as your home. You can't shoot someone for coming into your parking lot uninvited and you can't cause destruction to someone's vehicle if they had a reasonable expectation of parking there.

They also can't force you to pay to have it removed, regardless of whose property it is
2012-12-01 07:27:15 PM
1 votes:

DarkSoulNoHope: FTA: We called the telephone number on the sign, for the "Boot Man."

A convenience store employee picked up, then hung up.

Sounds like the convenience store is running a scam. "Yeah we booted your car, we can only take it off if you give us $200."


If they've had problems with people parking and walking off to bars or venues or whatever, I've got no problem with it, any landowner or lessor can contract with a towing company and running it is just one step further. But the inherent conflict of interest in owning or receiving kickbacks from the booting/towing company means that any abuse should be a "go directly to jail" error to make up for that. They're a convenience store, it's not like they don't have CCTV to back up their story if people make complaints anyway.
2012-12-01 07:21:40 PM
1 votes:
Whoever did this should be put in stocks in the public square and be pelted with spoiled fruit. Un farking believable.
2012-12-01 07:09:39 PM
1 votes:

rikkidoxx: Hey, they do this all the time in the UK. Cop cars, fire engines, emergency response vehicles - doesn't matter. They're people licensed to do this there. Typical moronic culture has now invaded the US.


Booting a cop car?

Sounds like a REAL quick way to get tazed, pepper sprayed, and then bludgeoned liberally for "resisting arrest". 

/Not shot though, way too much paperwork involved.
2012-12-01 07:00:57 PM
1 votes:

dahmers love zombie: Carry around gas-powered angle grinder.

Saw off boot.

Throw through window of convenience store.

Laugh at their pathetic complaints and attempts to bill you for the window and boot.

Have their lawyer explain it to them.

Laugh again.


That doesn't help them out since the boot flattened one of the ambulance's tires, making it necessary to have another ambulance dispatched to transport the patient.
2012-12-01 06:59:05 PM
1 votes:
This is what happens when dumb proliferates.
2012-12-01 06:40:47 PM
1 votes:

someguy945: BronyMedic: if you say you've never parked in the fire lane at a grocery store while getting food, you're lying..lol

What the fu....have all you guys done this?


No. Parking in a fire lane is assholery and I'd be very happy to watch any cars so parked get crushed by a fire truck.
2012-12-01 06:24:18 PM
1 votes:
How much you want to bet that the person who had the emergency and the cashier or owner of the store had some kind of disagreement over the person paying for something, and the owner sent somebody to boot the ambulance and wasn't planning on letting them leave until he got paid.
2012-12-01 06:18:14 PM
1 votes:
Holy crap that makes me angry. Somebody needs to be in jail.
2012-12-01 06:17:43 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Honest Bender: vartian: Since when can civillians go around attaching boots to vehicles?

When has anyone other than civilians booted vehicles?

I think he means "Non-government employees".


Forever? Parking lots are private property, so you contract a company to be complete assholes for you. If you get booted in a parking lot you think the government did it? On the street yes, but not on private property.
2012-12-01 06:09:43 PM
1 votes:

Honest Bender: vartian: Since when can civillians go around attaching boots to vehicles?

When has anyone other than civilians booted vehicles?


You know exactly what he meant, non law enforcement civilians.
Where I live the only people that are allowed to boot cars are police and the parking patrol people, which are part of the police department.
2012-12-01 06:09:09 PM
1 votes:

vartian: Convenience store employees allegedly put a restrictive parking boot on the ambulance. And now it was stuck.

Since when can civillians go around attaching boots to vehicles?


Depending on the circumstances, sometimes they can. Disneyland used to have a boot policy when I worked there; but we never used it, for obvious reasons (we wanted cars to MOVE, not be immobilized). Some malls with large parking structures and other similar locations (universities, hospitals) can boot cars that have been parked overnight, in order to get the owner's attention or preparatory to having it towed.

I have never heard of a minimart having the ability to boot cars like this.
2012-12-01 06:07:31 PM
1 votes:

Honest Bender: vartian: Since when can civillians go around attaching boots to vehicles?

When has anyone other than civilians booted vehicles?


I think he means "Non-government employees".
2012-12-01 06:05:50 PM
1 votes:
That patient should sue the ever living shiat out of that employee and the store. He could probably end up owning it.
2012-12-01 06:05:45 PM
1 votes:
Around here I think the charge would be "Interfering with the duties of a public servant".
2012-12-01 06:03:31 PM
1 votes:

keytronic: If i were the patient I would sue the ever-living fark out of the owners of that store.

Can you imagine bringing that case to a jury...it would be a blood bath.


This.

/calling Hannover Fist
2012-12-01 05:58:10 PM
1 votes:
My guess is that the employees may get a commission for booting the vehicle...

farker deserves to go to jail.
2012-12-01 05:49:56 PM
1 votes:

BronyMedic: if you say you've never parked in the fire lane at a grocery store while getting food, you're lying..lol


What the fu....have all you guys done this?
2012-12-01 05:49:29 PM
1 votes:

vartian: Since when can civillians go around attaching boots to vehicles?


When has anyone other than civilians booted vehicles?
2012-12-01 05:44:02 PM
1 votes:

BronyMedic: manwithplanx: Since you parked your car in their parking lot you agreed to have your car towed or booted for violating rules that you may or may not know about and that may or may not actually exist for that parking lot

Emergency Vehicles are allowed to disregard parking rules by State Law in the course of executing their duties. (Of course, this gets abused -if you say you've never parked in the fire lane at a grocery store while getting food, you're lying..lol). Even if they're not on a call, booting one and taking it out of service is a big no-no. Not only can you go to jail, or be liable for any harm caused by their inability to respond to a call for service, you're responsible for any damage to that vehicle.


Well, yeah, but the question was about civilians booting cars in general, not just emergency vehicles like in TFA.
2012-12-01 05:37:46 PM
1 votes:

cman: serial_crusher: Yeah, I think in addition to the hefty lawsuit this patient will be collecting on, everybody involved in the decision to boot should take a nice trip to PMITA prison. There's absolutely no reason to do something that stupid.

Stupidity isn't a jailable offense. If it was, god damn, I would have a life sentence.


I'd be on death row.
2012-12-01 03:31:55 PM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: Yeah, I think in addition to the hefty lawsuit this patient will be collecting on, everybody involved in the decision to boot should take a nice trip to PMITA prison. There's absolutely no reason to do something that stupid.


Stupidity isn't a jailable offense. If it was, god damn, I would have a life sentence.
 
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