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(Chicago Trib)   Vengeful boyfriend parks woman's car in employee lot at O'Hare airport for three years, racking up $100,000 in parking tickets. City of Chicago to woman: SHUT UP AND PAY US   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 24
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2013-04-11 01:18:37 AM  
9 votes:

MisterTweak: They offered to settle for two cents on the dollar


Yes they did. And I'm glad she didn't accept it. You don't negotiate with terrorists, even if the terrorists are the government.
2013-04-11 12:57:43 AM  
9 votes:
While the judge has implored all sides to reach a settlement, the city said it had previously offered to resolve the matter for just $4,460, including $2,000 for parking tickets and penalties Fitzgerald had incurred on a different vehicle. The rest of the payout would resolve the more than $100,000 in tickets that piled up at O'Hare.

Fitzgerald said she rejected the offer because Preveau refused to pay his share.


Seriously? They offered to settle for two cents on the dollar, including your previous offenses, not lock her contemptible ass up for ignoring the summonses for years, and she still wants some parking court cop to babysit her and whatever idiot had the poor judgement to date her?

It's a pretty cold day in Houston when I find myself rooting for the parking police, but, LOCK THE IDIOT UP.
2013-04-11 02:29:44 AM  
6 votes:
While the judge has implored all sides to reach a settlement, the city said it had previously offered to resolve the matter for just $4,460, including $2,000 for parking tickets and penalties Fitzgerald had incurred on a different vehicle.


Ok, I was beginning to feel sorry for this woman but now it just seems she's just simply lazy/incompetent.
2013-04-11 07:45:36 AM  
3 votes:
When she couldn't get the car back, the smart answer would have been to report it stolen.
2013-04-11 02:50:19 AM  
3 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I am not in any way defending the parking asspipes who never bothered to question a car clearly abandoned in the lot sitting under a snowdrift of tickets and just said "Yup. Illegal. Better add another ticket to the pile," but at what point did this woman *not* call the police or the airport authority or United or even the local TV news and say "My car is trapped in a lot accumulating tickets and I cannot get at it?"


She did, to no avail. Here's the original November, 2012 thread. The article gives more details than the one for this thread.
2013-04-11 01:17:11 AM  
3 votes:

gameshowhost: How does a vehicle not get towed/impounded at some point before racking up even, say, four-figures in fines?


It's Chicago.
2013-04-11 01:08:44 AM  
3 votes:
How does a vehicle not get towed/impounded at some point before racking up even, say, four-figures in fines?
2013-04-11 09:59:49 AM  
2 votes:
Wow, the assholes came out of the wooodwork on this one.

The first thread didn't have any pictures of her, and everyone sided against the dude and said he was a worthless piece of shiat for giving the single mother of his own kid over 100k in debt.

Now you find that she isn't some skinny blonde with huge bolt-ons and it's all "do not want," "her fault," "no fat chicks," etc.

fark you, and you, and you, and you. You assholes know who you are.
2013-04-11 07:17:33 AM  
2 votes:
City: You owe us $100,000 for your $600 car.
Me: Keep it.
2013-04-11 05:14:26 AM  
2 votes:
This is one of those cases where someone, somewhere, has the authority to say "this is bullshiat and I'm going stop this." but instead they choose not to.
2013-04-11 03:19:44 AM  
2 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Mr. Coffee Nerves: I am not in any way defending the parking asspipes who never bothered to question a car clearly abandoned in the lot sitting under a snowdrift of tickets and just said "Yup. Illegal. Better add another ticket to the pile," but at what point did this woman *not* call the police or the airport authority or United or even the local TV news and say "My car is trapped in a lot accumulating tickets and I cannot get at it?"

She did, to no avail. Here's the original November, 2012 thread. The article gives more details than the one for this thread.


Fark Chicago sideways. They break their own rules to goldbrick this lady. Best just steer clear.
2013-04-11 02:32:19 AM  
2 votes:
I am not in any way defending the parking asspipes who never bothered to question a car clearly abandoned in the lot sitting under a snowdrift of tickets and just said "Yup. Illegal. Better add another ticket to the pile," but at what point did this woman *not* call the police or the airport authority or United or even the local TV news and say "My car is trapped in a lot accumulating tickets and I cannot get at it?"
2013-04-11 10:23:28 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: My bunker is a second storey wooden shoebox.


Luxury!
2013-04-11 09:02:44 AM  
1 votes:
Forgive the woman, pass all ticket fines and court costs on to the asshole ex-boyfriend, case closed. NEXT!

/I make a better judge than a real judge does
//probably because my head hasn't been up my own ass for the past 30 years
2013-04-11 07:47:58 AM  
1 votes:
Municipalities are pricks about parking everywhere. When I was in college, I once parked my car on a public street with free parking. We then entered into a really, REALLY huge snowstorm. Now, I was a student at the time, and rarely had to drive, it was just useful for when I did need to say do grocery shopping. But the storm combined with infrequent driving saw me not drive my car for about 20 days. I returned to my car to find a stack of 20 tickets, totalling well over 500 dollars. They had changed the posting on the road to 2 hour parking, and had been dropping tickets periodically ever since, including through the entire snowstorm (a number were completely soaked through and barely legible). I contacted the parking authority to ask why no attempt was made to even contact me about the fact that my free parking spot was becoming a paid parking spot and their response was that "our parking areas are not meant for car storage." I mentioned the snowstorm, and they said it was my problem, take it up with the magistrate. I spoke to the magistrate's office, and they said to take it up with the parking authority.

This is the same parking authority that 3 years ago gave me a parking ticket in my own driveway during a major event (they have "special event" ticketing where ticket fines are doubled), and then told me I would have to come in, on a work day, between the hours of 10am and 3pm, and pay a fee of 60$ to contest the ticket. Despite having photographic evidence that they had not only trespassed on my property, and my car was very clearly legally parked.

Fark parking tickets. Fark them right in the ear.
2013-04-11 07:31:52 AM  
1 votes:
What, no HERO tag for the ex?
2013-04-11 07:28:01 AM  
1 votes:

ElPresidente: In related news, THIS had a boyfriend?

[www.trbimg.com image 580x439]

DO NOT WANT.


she looks like season one counselor Troi decided to eat the counselor Trois from the other six season.
2013-04-11 07:00:51 AM  
1 votes:
Even though I can't find myself siding with the woman completely - this seems very illegal.  THREE YEARS?  How did the fines even get into four figures (yet alone six!) before being towed or removed as an abandoned car?

I can't see any reason whatsoever to have to pay as much as the car is worth in fines - much less five to ten times that amount.
2013-04-11 06:52:29 AM  
1 votes:
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Is the boyfriend's name Barney?
2013-04-11 06:50:55 AM  
1 votes:

Rik01: I saw something like that happen down here. Along a main highway I used to take to work, a compact, older car broke down and was pulled onto the shoulder of the road by a patch of woods.

As the days went by, tickets started appearing on the windshield. More and more tickets. The tag vanished. More tickets. Someone smashed out the drivers side window. More tickets. Someone smashed the rear window. Even more tickets. Days turned into weeks and finally, after about a month, the car vanished.

I think the city towed it to impound, where they could charge the owners $50 or $60 a day storage fees.

I once got a ticket for an expired inspection sticker and, upon talking to my brother, who was a cop, found out that I could drive down the road and get another ticket for the same thing from a different cop -- even if I showed him my current ticket. He said I could get tickets all day long or until I got the car inspected.

Cities get downright nasty when it comes to revenue.


Were you actually assuming that if you got a ticket for the failed inspection you were absolved from further tickets for that offence?
2013-04-11 06:41:15 AM  
1 votes:
The judge ended up dismissing the lawsuit after concluding that Fitzgerald's attorney hadn't done all he could do to first fight the tickets with the city's Administrative Hearings Department, but he gave Fitzgerald's attorney about another month to refile the lawsuit while urging all the parties in the meantime to try to reach a settlement.

"Cocksuckers look out for each other.  Give us money."
2013-04-11 03:30:43 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: MisterTweak: They offered to settle for two cents on the dollar

Yes they did. And I'm glad she didn't accept it. You don't negotiate with terrorists, even if the terrorists are the government.


She's also dodging $2K worth of tickets she racked up on her own, with another car.

Her excuse is bullshiat. She could have gotten into that parking lot if she'd gone through airport management.

City should have towed the thing and let her deal with the impound fees.  But those are capped, aren't they?
2013-04-11 02:32:31 AM  
1 votes:
I like this boyfriend. If he has a newsletter, I'm interested
2013-04-11 02:25:09 AM  
1 votes:
I saw something like that happen down here. Along a main highway I used to take to work, a compact, older car broke down and was pulled onto the shoulder of the road by a patch of woods.

As the days went by, tickets started appearing on the windshield. More and more tickets. The tag vanished. More tickets. Someone smashed out the drivers side window. More tickets. Someone smashed the rear window. Even more tickets. Days turned into weeks and finally, after about a month, the car vanished.

I think the city towed it to impound, where they could charge the owners $50 or $60 a day storage fees.

I once got a ticket for an expired inspection sticker and, upon talking to my brother, who was a cop, found out that I could drive down the road and get another ticket for the same thing from a different cop -- even if I showed him my current ticket. He said I could get tickets all day long or until I got the car inspected.

Cities get downright nasty when it comes to revenue.
 
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