Surprise Parking Violation

Hila Ben-Baruch parked her car on the street outside her home in Tel Aviv, Israel. Later the same day, she was shocked to find that her car had been towed away, and the parking spot was now designated as a handicapped parking space! Apparently, the lines had been painted while her car was still parked in the spot. When she called the municipal call center about it, they accused her of lying and said she would have to pay 350 shekels ($95) to get her car back, plus the fine for parking in a handicap space.

Ben-Baruch's Facebook post about the incident went viral. Refusing to give up, Ben-Baruch went to an office building overlooking the parking spot and obtained security camera footage.

In the footage, a pair of Tel Aviv municipal workers are seen painting the spot with Ben-Baruch's car still there. Shortly thereafter, a tow truck comes to take Ben-Baruch's car away.

Confronted with the evidence, city officials rescinded the fine and towing fee, and apologized. Link  -via Arbroath


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having cameras everywhere could help us a lot from situations like this. i seriously need to get a dash board cam for my vehicle. i needed one a couple months ago. it would of helped me out of a ticket. sigh.
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Something like this happen to me in college. I have the proper parking pass to park in the lot next to my dorm, I come out the next morning to find a parking meter at the spot I am in, a ticket on my car, a guy installing a parking meter at the spot 2 down from mine and a university police officer writing up a ticket for that car as well.
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