Talk about adding insult to injury. An SUV had all four of its wheels stolen overnight in Chicago. And if that wasn’t enough, the SUV also received a parking ticket for not moving out of the way of a street cleaner.
The GMC Denali was found on cinder blocks around 7 am the following morning by the family’s nanny. After alerting the owner, the police were quickly called to file a report. Following the orders of the police, the owner put a note with the police report number on the car. The note was supposed to prevent the car from getting a ticket when the street cleaners came by. Despite having the note prominently displayed on the windshield, the car was still ticketed.
The ordeal is a huge inconvenience, the owner’s wife said. The family not only has to get the car towed and repaired, they now have to make sure the ticket gets reversed. A spokeswoman for the city’s department of transportation said the ticket writer “had no way to confirm how long the car had been parked on the street.”
The ticket writer might not have known how long the car was there, but a little compassion goes a long way. The car was sitting on cinder blocks with a police report number on the windshield. Seems like a quick phone call to the police department could have easily told the ticket writer to leave the car alone. Let’s just hope the ticket is voided and an apology is sent to the family.