Parking tickets and noodles have absolutely nothing to do with each other, unless you’re in Philadelphia right now.
A parking ticket at Cowan’s Flower Shop led police to a car full of evidence in a detailed kidnapping plot in Radnor Township. Police say they found a set of tasers to subdue victims, and surveillance equipment for picking targets, and much more.
Even if you’re a member of the country’s highest court, run afoul of the Philadelphia Parking Authority and you’ll find a ticket on your windshield.
Everyday in Philadelphia about 80 people are ticketed for illegally parking in a handicap parking spot or blocking access to a handicap ramp. That’s a huge burden for the disabled. But the CBS 3 I-Team wanted to know how many people are never caught doing it, and what we found blew us away.
Beginning New Year’s Day the department says it will start immobilizing cars with parking boots if the driver has accumulated more than five unpaid tickets or has fines exceeding $200.
“I do think that the Councilman’s bill, if its explained to me correctly, is visionary thinking. And I’m ashamed that someone here didn’t think of it,” Vince Fennerty said.
The Parking Authority slaps you with a $20 penalty if you don’t pay a ticket within fifteen days. City Councilman Bill Greenlee says by the time the Authority mails out a reminder that you owe, the penalty has been added.
Those delivery trucks that park illegally in Center City can be a real nuisance for drivers, but they’re a cash cow for the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
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