The first ticket was given in
December mid-2006 in a Playa del Rey city lot, where Eddie says other cars were also ticketed for “overstaying their welcome”. He doesn’t explain how and when he received the second ticket A second ticket was given in front of his residence around midnight sometime last December, but is most upset about the third ticket he received this past Friday night “at 1:07am”.
…yes 1AM. I live on a residential street, that has absolutely NO parking restrictions, not even for street cleaning. The nearest street that has any restrictions on it, is over 5 blocks away, and I’m not on a through street either. You’re only on this street if you live there. So, what were the “Parking Nazis” doing patrolling the neighborhood at midnight, and the early hours, where cars could NEVER be parked illegally.
You know what I think? They have a list of addresses of people previously ticketed for “no front plate”, and they are cruising around to see how many they can find to re-ticket.
Eddie closes by saying:
Hey, it’s a quick buck, and there’s not likely to be anyone around at that time to yell and scream at them. And how much are we paying, in overtime, for these people to work through the early hours of the morning.
The only thing strange I see here is that while you’ve received three tickets for not having a front license plate, I’ve noticed and increase in the number of cars, mostly SUVs, driving around the city without license plates at all. No temporary registration stickers, no dealer frame or insert. And, of course, the only reason I notice is because these vehicles are notably driven by assholes.
(Most egrigious is the extended stretch Hummer, equipped with a train horn, that makes the rounds in my Hollywood hood all too often.)
Now, as for that front license plate, let me know how much your last ticket was, and for half the cost I’ll personally come over and install your front license plate for you. (Sadly, bloggin’ don’t pay the bills, and you have money to burn.)
…photo by My Robot Bee via Flickr…