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(KPLC Lake Charles)   The guy who booted the ambulance in New Orleans last week has been fired. His defense? He didn't know what an ambulance was. No really, that's his defense   (kplctv.com) divider line 52
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2012-12-06 04:44:49 PM
6 votes:
That wasn't the defense of the guy who booted the ambulance--it was the owner's explanation. FTFA, it sounds to me like he's trying to deflect all blame on that one guy and get the spotlight off of his parking racket.

Barstid. How much do you want to bet he summarily fired anyone who missed a chance to boot a vehicle for any reason?
2012-12-06 10:23:01 PM
5 votes:
ICE jumps on the fool who booted the ambulance for not having the legal right to work in the US, but takes no action against the douchebag who illegally hired the worker? Why not? I wouldn't be surprised if he was also paying less than minimum wage, like many other employers of illegals.
2012-12-06 08:56:15 PM
4 votes:
We've got a bunch of convenience stores/ gas stations run by Arabs around here now. They seem to all be scumbags. I had one call the cops on me claiming I didn't pay for gas. He was covering his ass because he missed a drive-off and tried (so stupidly) to hang it on the next guy to come through. Kind of easy to prove with an empty tank. Then they bought another store right near my house and they tried charging me more than the marked price on two separate occasions. They play dumb about everything. They've got all sorts of food in there that isn't marked for individual sale, and they love to put price tags over the Best By date. There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

The Indian kids who run the Citgo near me are awesome guys though and I happily shop there instead of handing money over to corporate outfits like QT.
2012-12-06 04:07:17 PM
4 votes:
Akesha Allen is a private investigator and in September, she stopped to get a drink at Quicky's. Before getting out, she climbed to the back of the van to secure her equipment when it started shaking.

"I said, what are you doing? I'm not illegally parked. He goes, yes you are. You didn't pay the fee. I said I never got out of the van to pay the fee," Allen said about a $5 charge for parking in the lot.


So even if you patronize the store you have to pay a $5 parking fee? wtf? And then get shaken down for $115?

 I'd be trying to remove my boot with that guys face.
2012-12-06 08:10:59 PM
3 votes:
As i stated with the previous article, these store owners are simply running a scam. It is time that everyone in the community completely boycotted the business and warned others about it.
2012-12-06 03:55:07 PM
3 votes:
Charged with simple criminal damage to property. That isn't enough, charge him with criminal negligence for putting someone's life at risk
2012-12-07 09:40:21 PM
2 votes:

shda5582: He was also farking pre-teen girls. Betcha they didn't teach you that at Boom-Boom School.


You've never read the bible, have you?

Of course, you can apply modern day morality on a culture where the average life expectancy was to see old age at the ripe point of 20 years old, or you can ignore that the early Christians did the exact same thing.
2012-12-07 12:52:45 AM
2 votes:
Erm, excuse me whilst I call "Is there a friggin' herd of purebred Angus cattle in your store, because I can smell the bullshiat nearly a thousand miles away" on that claim that he didn't know what an ambulance was.

Folks in Mauritania know what an ambulance is (even if they are privately run). Folks in Dirkadirkastan and Upper Slobovia know what ambulances are. AMISH know what ambulances are. There are probably undiscovered indigenous nations in the depths of the highlands of Papua New Guinea who, despite being so isolated that they have never personally seen an ambulance, have at least heard of stories of strange wheeled boxes called "ambulances" (that make utterly obnoxious noises) from the folks in the village three day's travel across the pig trail who knew someone who saw one of the Noisy Wheeled Boxes Called Ambulances once in Port Moresby taking someone to this place called "hospital".

The only possible way his employees would NOT know what an ambulance was are the following situations:

a) Somehow he is hiring exclusively from a pool of feral children being raised by camels in the wilds of the Sahel, in which case the staff are commended for at least having learned how NOT to relieve themselves on the floor or spit at the customers.

b) Somehow he is hiring exclusively from a hitherto-undocumented and uncontacted tribe of particularly hermit-like Tuareg who have somehow been the sole people not to hit upon the major trade routes in the past thousand years or so, in which case they are to be commended for knowing that a camel is not normally used as an item of trade in Louisiana and for being quite possibly the last remaining band of Tuareg to convert from the pre-Abrahamic "Old Religion". (Perhaps they would be better served writing guides on the Old Ways catering to neopagans.)

c) Somehow he has obtained an exclusive contract with the Nouakchott Care-Home For The Mentally Stupid (motto: "When You're Too Goddamn Dumb To Be Classified As Mentally Retarded, You Can Count To Potato Here"), in which case he is to be commended for hiring the otherwise unemployable and they are to be commended for not relieving themselves on the floor or spitting at the customers. However, we do wish the proprietor would find a HIGHER class of intellectually challenged individuals to put in the employ--perhaps some of the residents of the local "Lifelong Learning Center" whom, even despite the adversity of having IQ levels in the sub-50 range, still know what the derpityfark an ambulance is.

Seriously, about the ONLY way you don't know what the hell an ambulance is involves some pretty high levels of isolation from the rest of the world that make working at a glorified 7-Eleven Not A Realistic Prospect For Employment.
2012-12-06 09:37:26 PM
2 votes:

you are a puppet: Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.

I'm pretty sure Islam is actually the only religion where where unethical business is a flat out sin (usury)


Only against other Muslims. They can treat the rest of the world like crap.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-06 09:29:00 PM
2 votes:
ZAZ: Somebody had better have a big bribe handy to keep his booting license.

Skirl Hutsenreiter: Sounds like he doesn't actually have one, is just using some licensed company's name with his phone number.

Even better. Revoke the booting company's license. They probably have the same scam at dozens of locations.
2012-12-06 09:18:52 PM
2 votes:

ZAZ: The city Code says private companies are allowed to boot, but they must be licensed with the city, they can only charge a maximum of $90 to remove the boot.

Somebody had better have a big bribe handy to keep his booting license.


Sounds like he doesn't actually have one, is just using some licensed company's name with his phone number.
2012-12-06 09:12:21 PM
2 votes:

Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.


Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!
2012-12-06 08:55:33 PM
2 votes:
If you want cars removed from your parking lot then why do you boot them?

Tow them away.
2012-12-06 08:49:09 PM
2 votes:
So, the guy who booted it was named Ahmed Sidi Aleywa, he apparently was here on a tourist visa so he's in deep with ICE on top of this.

Other articles say he's from Mauritania (that's in West Africa) Link.

Also, TFA says that this is not the first time they've been lightning quick with the boot, like the example of the local who came there in a van, went to the back of the van to check on something before getting out to buy something at the store, and found the van immediately being booted. Also, TFA says they are charging about $25 more than local law allows to remove the boot.

Yeah, big scam. The guy from Mauritania is taking the fall for it, but I'll be the owners were in on it. Mr. Aleywa just didn't know to not try it on an ambulance.

As for not knowing what an ambulance was because he was from Mauritania, a quick GIS brings up this image:

news.bbcimg.co.uk 

What ambulances in Mauritania look like.
2012-12-06 08:37:27 PM
2 votes:

Silverstaff: That's his defense?

Okay, then you're STILL fired, this time it's for epic stupidity and total, absolute incompetence.


I'd be willing to bet that the owner just made his employees boot and shakedown every car they could under threat of firing, and then they got caught booting the ambulance.
2012-12-06 04:23:54 PM
2 votes:
In case it wasn't obvious, I can personally attest that the guys who run this store and pretty much anyone who patronizes it are scum.

The world would be a better place if the doors were barred during peak business hours and it was burned to the ground.
2012-12-07 09:28:26 AM
1 votes:
Washington State outlawed the private use of the Boot several years ago. Lot owners and parking management companies were practically running toward you with the Boot before you could shut your engine off, and several towing companies had contracts with lot management companies that were booting cars at random in lots they didn't even have contracts with. The Towing company would then come in and tow your car, boot still in place, to a lot somewhere outside of the City and it would take days to find out where your car was. So you'd have to pay the towing fees, the boot removal fees and then still have to pay for the parking violation.

A friend of mine had his car disappear this way. He called the Police to report it stolen, and they told him he'd been towed for a parking violation even though he had paid for the spot. They wouldn't tell him which company had towed the car (claiming they didn't know), and wouldn't tell him where his car was. When his lawyer got involved, it took two weeks to find out where the car was being stored, and the SPD denied involvement altogether. The car was found in Burien, with a smashed passenger side window in a back lot of a towing company with several wrecked cars stuffed around it and it still had the Boot on the front wheel. I think the fees ended up around $1500.
2012-12-07 05:04:34 AM
1 votes:

Patronick313: Saying that every (insert race/nationality) ( insert occupation or activity) that you've dealt with acts a certain way isn't racist, it's an observation. Now attributing that to ALL of those people or those people in that role is certainly racist.

Back in my college days I worked at a Hess station near the school for about a year. I can say without memorable exception, that African males over 30 (not African Americans, I mean dudes off plane in the last 10 years) were THE rudest customers I ever had, bar none. I don't think all African males are rude, but in my personal experience in that store it was practically a law of nature.


[shrug]

When I worked private security, I can say without reservation that the best security guards I had were invariably older African-American males (over 40). They were always on time, worked their shift without biatching and usually without sleeping on duty, and were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there. Hispanic women were second best. Worst? Young black men across the board. Does that mean anything? Not at all.

In the same vein, in my court experience, I've found that middle-aged Middle Eastern men are always very polite and deferential to women in the courthouse. I've never been treated badly by an older Semitic male (Arab, Persian, Turkish) when mediating a case. Younger men are a different story: They are always assholes. Does that mean anything? Not at all.

The impression I'm getting is not that there are racial differences, there are AGE differences. Older people tend to be trustworthy, decent, etc., younger people tend to be lazy, assholish, etc. I could be wrong, of course.
2012-12-07 04:28:27 AM
1 votes:
I think a real smart move would be to hang aroung that parking lot with a portable generator and an electric saw and charge people $25 to remove a boot from their car.
2012-12-07 02:53:05 AM
1 votes:
Saying that every (insert race/nationality) ( insert occupation or activity) that you've dealt with acts a certain way isn't racist, it's an observation. Now attributing that to ALL of those people or those people in that role is certainly racist.

Back in my college days I worked at a Hess station near the school for about a year. I can say without memorable exception, that African males over 30 (not African Americans, I mean dudes off plane in the last 10 years) were THE rudest customers I ever had, bar none. I don't think all African males are rude, but in my personal experience in that store it was practically a law of nature.
2012-12-07 01:23:46 AM
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: Erm, excuse me whilst I call "Is there a friggin' herd of purebred Angus cattle in your store, because I can smell the bullshiat nearly a thousand miles away" on that claim that he didn't know what an ambulance was.

Folks in Mauritania know what an ambulance is (even if they are privately run). Folks in Dirkadirkastan and Upper Slobovia know what ambulances are. AMISH know what ambulances are. There are probably undiscovered indigenous nations in the depths of the highlands of Papua New Guinea who, despite being so isolated that they have never personally seen an ambulance, have at least heard of stories of strange wheeled boxes called "ambulances" (that make utterly obnoxious noises) from the folks in the village three day's travel across the pig trail who knew someone who saw one of the Noisy Wheeled Boxes Called Ambulances once in Port Moresby taking someone to this place called "hospital".

The only possible way his employees would NOT know what an ambulance was are the following situations:

a) Somehow he is hiring exclusively from a pool of feral children being raised by camels in the wilds of the Sahel, in which case the staff are commended for at least having learned how NOT to relieve themselves on the floor or spit at the customers.

b) Somehow he is hiring exclusively from a hitherto-undocumented and uncontacted tribe of particularly hermit-like Tuareg who have somehow been the sole people not to hit upon the major trade routes in the past thousand years or so, in which case they are to be commended for knowing that a camel is not normally used as an item of trade in Louisiana and for being quite possibly the last remaining band of Tuareg to convert from the pre-Abrahamic "Old Religion". (Perhaps they would be better served writing guides on the Old Ways catering to neopagans.)

c) Somehow he has obtained an exclusive contract with the Nouakchott Care-Home For The Mentally Stupid (motto: "When You're Too Goddamn Dumb To Be Classified As Mentally Retar ...


*tip of the hat* well written, sir, I laughed heartily at this reply!
2012-12-07 01:22:22 AM
1 votes:

Arthurgoboom: Local flatbed tow: maybe $60 vs Boothole scam: $110 (i think it was). Take your car home and remove the boot with whatever tools you prefer. That leaves you $50 and 500 karma richer.


What would be interesting is if they boot the tow truck while trying to load your car. Most of the tow drivers I've met wouldn't take kindly to such actions.
2012-12-07 01:01:20 AM
1 votes:

Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.


Noting cultural differences is not necessarily racist. (attributing them to that race is what's racist.) Arabs are no more venal than any other businessmen; it's just likely that in most Middle Eastern nations, or the smaller towns and cities, the government is either unable or unwilling to crack down on businesses who act this way, unlike what we're used to in America. So when Arab merchants immigrate here, they naturally bring that expectation with them.

I suspect that ANY business that could get away with shaking down their customers would do so; it's just that most US convenience store owners know that they won't get away with it for more than a customer or two.
2012-12-06 11:31:04 PM
1 votes:

Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


To be fair it's not just Arab's. Most urban gas station have shiatty business practices.
2012-12-06 11:09:27 PM
1 votes:
About 50% of the convenience stores in New Orleans are Arab-owned, and I'm sorry to say that nearly all them are sketchy. All the things mentioned in this thread are commonplace - stickers over expiration dates, prices that change depending on who is behind the counter, etc.

I know the store in question, and the owners did have a legit beef with drivers parking and then spending the whole day in the criminal court across the street. I'm fine with this. What pisses me off is that these people are booting vehicles that don't deserve to be booted, and then extorting money because people typically need their cars immediately. That's just...wrong.

As an added annoyance (though not shady), many don't sell alcohol not because they can't, but because they object to it.

It's New Orleans. Even the farking corner deli sells Jack Daniel's. But again, that's just annoying, not sleazy. Still, one wonders how they can object so strongly to alcohol that they'll miss the huge profits from it, but have absolutely zero ethics in every other aspect of the business.
2012-12-06 10:52:23 PM
1 votes:

Arumat: This is hearsay from when I lived in Georgia years ago, but I recall hearing stories about many of the immigrant owned businesses being "sold" dirt cheap to relatives fresh into the country just about the time when the tax breaks for being owned by an immigrant would be wearing off, so the new owner could apply for them again.

/I have no evidence for what I posted
//Having seen a few of these businesses first hand, I have an easy time believing it



That sounds like something Mitt Romney would do.
2012-12-06 10:37:17 PM
1 votes:
This is hearsay from when I lived in Georgia years ago, but I recall hearing stories about many of the immigrant owned businesses being "sold" dirt cheap to relatives fresh into the country just about the time when the tax breaks for being owned by an immigrant would be wearing off, so the new owner could apply for them again.

/I have no evidence for what I posted
//Having seen a few of these businesses first hand, I have an easy time believing it
2012-12-06 10:17:37 PM
1 votes:
If I had that boot put on unfairly, I would call a tow truck to come and lift me and drop me off at my house, and get to work on the boot with an angle grinder. Then I would take another vehicle there and do it again and again and again, until they ran out of boots. Those things have to be pricey. The lulz would make it all worth it.

How dare you bypass my scam!
2012-12-06 10:11:07 PM
1 votes:
As a Muslim, I can say that is Muslim culture, we strive to follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad (s). He was considered an exceedingly fair and trustworthy man in his time, a businessman but one of exemplary honesty. That's the bottom line.

I can't speak for Arab people (or Africans for that matter), because I'm not Arab, but they obviously have a reputation that we all know about. God help me if I sound racist, but it's not totally undeserved.

Maybe I shouldn't rant about this on Fark, but as an American, people from Muslim countries (and many others) tend to always want to bend the rules, get a sweetheart deal, and generally cut corners as much as possible to make life as easy and expense-free as possible. A lot of people from the so-called "third world" have no problem nickel-and-diming people and breaking basic rules or decorum such as double-parking people and jaywalking. Plenty of Americans will behave this way as well, of course.

On the other hand, some of the same people can be among the nicest and most honest you'll meet.

Like I said, in this guy's home country, which looks like a small government paradise, what ambulances they do have are often privately run and are not immune from the bribes and extortion rackets that probably tipify daily life there.
2012-12-06 10:09:44 PM
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: In case it wasn't obvious, I can personally attest that the guys who run this store and pretty much anyone who patronizes it entire city and anyone that goes there are scum.

The world would be a better place if the doors were barred during peak business hours city was barricaded and it was burned to the ground.


/fixed it.
2012-12-06 09:52:30 PM
1 votes:

Apik0r0s: We've got a bunch of convenience stores/ gas stations run by Arabs around here now. They seem to all be scumbags. I had one call the cops on me claiming I didn't pay for gas. He was covering his ass because he missed a drive-off and tried (so stupidly) to hang it on the next guy to come through. Kind of easy to prove with an empty tank. Then they bought another store right near my house and they tried charging me more than the marked price on two separate occasions. They play dumb about everything. They've got all sorts of food in there that isn't marked for individual sale, and they love to put price tags over the Best By date. There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

The Indian kids who run the Citgo near me are awesome guys though and I happily shop there instead of handing money over to corporate outfits like QT.


I've read your comments in recent postings, the Israel/UN one for example, and you seem to love to generalize an ethnic group you don't like. You really are a racist bastard like others have pointed out.
2012-12-06 09:40:08 PM
1 votes:

Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.


Actually, the Asian driver stereotype comes from, in part, the fact that some Oriental countries number their houses in the order they were built, not their position on the street. In order to find an address there it's often a case of "stare, stare more, stop so you can stare, whoops you missed it back up," and people just take it as normal. That's why you get middle-aged Chinese women stopping in the middle of the damn road all of the sudden, or backing up in the travel lane in rush-hour traffic: they think it's perfectly okay and that other drivers will compensate. And as you can imagine, anyone who learned to drive in that type of environment is not going to be the most considerate of drivers.

As far as the "Arab convenience store owners are shiatty people" stereotype, this is one of those cases where the stereotype exists for a reason. Not all Arab store owners are pieces of crap, but whenever I've been in a store that has abusive pricing (slurpee refill costs more than getting a new one), questionable goods on the shelf (the not for individual resale thing), or just plain treats you harshly, roughly 80% of the time it's been run or managed by someone of decidedly Arab extraction. Why this is the case, I cannot say, but I can say that convenience stores run or managed by those of the Arab persuasion have a statistically higher chance of being awful places that ought to be shut down.
2012-12-06 09:39:40 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: He saw the big flashing lights and thought it was the Emergency Doritos Delivery truck?


You need to patent this idea and sell it to Washington and Colorado.
2012-12-06 09:35:18 PM
1 votes:

Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


Okay, but he's right.
2012-12-06 09:33:42 PM
1 votes:

Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.


I'm pretty sure Islam is actually the only religion where where unethical business is a flat out sin (usury)
2012-12-06 09:24:14 PM
1 votes:
What ambulances in Mauritania look like.

Thank you. I was hoping for this post. I knew this guy would be from Senegal or a country inland from there or in the region, so I wasn't too far off. I know for a fact that they have amublances in Africa. However, Mauritania seems like a country that exemplifies "small government", where the local (private) ambulance service would not be immune to such a strong-arm racket.
2012-12-06 09:22:15 PM
1 votes:

Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!



I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.
2012-12-06 09:03:04 PM
1 votes:

trivial use of my dark powers: That wasn't the defense of the guy who booted the ambulance--it was the owner's explanation. FTFA, it sounds to me like he's trying to deflect all blame on that one guy and get the spotlight off of his parking racket.

Barstid. How much do you want to bet he summarily fired anyone who missed a chance to boot a vehicle for any reason?



This. I don't get angry at worker bees doing what they've been told. I do get angry when worker bees get fired for doing what they've been told, only to have the person who told them to do it deflect blame onto them.
2012-12-06 08:58:08 PM
1 votes:

BalugaJoe: If you want cars removed from your parking lot then why do you boot them?

Tow them away.


They are booted for pure profit. Once the boot is on, they know they're going to get a payoff.

Towing means "we want that car out of here to free up space."

Booting means "we've got an excuse to extract money from you because you violated a parking rule".
2012-12-06 08:49:02 PM
1 votes:

PreMortem: So even if you patronize the store you have to pay a $5 parking fee? wtf? And then get shaken down for $115?


This. The article is so badly written it makes the original story even more aggravating.
2012-12-06 08:43:21 PM
1 votes:
As i stated with the previous article, these store owners are simply running a scam. It is time that everyone in the community completely boycotted the business and warned others about it.

Battery-powered angle grinder. Buying replacement boots would get expensive fast.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-06 08:41:35 PM
1 votes:
The city Code says private companies are allowed to boot, but they must be licensed with the city, they can only charge a maximum of $90 to remove the boot.

Somebody had better have a big bribe handy to keep his booting license.
2012-12-06 08:40:57 PM
1 votes:

Ronin_S: Silverstaff: That's his defense?

Okay, then you're STILL fired, this time it's for epic stupidity and total, absolute incompetence.

I'd be willing to bet that the owner just made his employees boot and shakedown every car they could under threat of firing, and then they got caught booting the ambulance.


It's practically a guarantee.
2012-12-06 08:33:58 PM
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: In case it wasn't obvious, I can personally attest that the guys who run this store and pretty much anyone who patronizes it are scum.

The world would be a better place if the doors were barred during peak business hours and it was burned to the ground.


You ain't kidding. There's something like 3 "Pay by the Month" Motels within a half-mile of that place, and every ass-backwards, toothless, unemployed, strung out motherfarker in those Motels uses that place like a farking Wal-Mart. The statewide IQ of Louisiana would rise 10 points with your suggestion. You should get a Nobel prize.

/worst month of my life, having to serve Jury Duty at that court
//got to catch up with an old friend of mine that is now an attorney, though, so that was nice
///But the murder case itself was...bluuuhhhh....
2012-12-06 08:17:57 PM
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Gig103: Charged with simple criminal damage to property. That isn't enough, charge him with criminal negligence for putting someone's life at risk


This guy should be saddled with the bill for both the truck, and the patient's transport.

What a douchebag.

fusillade762: He saw the big flashing lights and thought it was the Emergency Doritos Delivery truck?


They were bringing Slim Jims.

www.conagrafoods.com
2012-12-06 08:05:27 PM
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He saw the big flashing lights and thought it was the Emergency Doritos Delivery truck?
2012-12-06 06:42:22 PM
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ZAZ: nobody thought we needed a law on the subject


There is an incredible pile of laws that ought to be unnecessary, passed specifically to address predators like these. So, not only do they steal from all of us, they make our government more and more oppressive.
2012-12-06 05:33:56 PM
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In his defense, he always thought it was spelled ecnalubmA

Who knew?
2012-12-06 04:54:27 PM
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ICE detained the guy after the local cops cited him. He was here on a tourist visa, not a work visa.

This would make a great Simpsons episode.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-06 04:41:21 PM
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It's a weird charge, but obstructing an ambulance on private property may not be a crime. I don't think it is where I live because nobody thought we needed a law on the subject.

So even if you patronize the store you have to pay a $5 parking fee? wtf?

Read UCLA professor Donald Shoup's writings on parking for arguments in favor of making parking non-free in general. Their setup makes me think a bunch of extortionate kneecaps need to be smashed, but charging customers to park is not a fundamentally flawed concept. It's unbundling a cost that we're accustomed to having bundled.
2012-12-06 04:20:01 PM
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They say there's no such thing as bad publicity.

Rebuttal A: Quicky's.
2012-12-06 04:13:32 PM
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PreMortem: So even if you patronize the store you have to pay a $5 parking fee? wtf? And then get shaken down for $115?


I'd have called the cops and try to have them charged with extortion for the PI case.
 
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