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#1 Hum

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:03

Mark one down in the "win" category for Tel Aviv resident Hila Ben Baruch.

After she parked her car in a legal space near her apartment in the Israeli city, Baruch came back to find the space empty and marked with a handicapped parking sign. But, being familiar with the neighborhood, she knew that it wasn't a forbidden space.

Baruch, a student, called city hall to fight the $300 ticket, but they accused of her lying. Undeterred, she accessed security footage from the building across the street that showed city works painting lines around her car, installing a handicap sign, and towing her vehicle. :huh:

After viewing the video she didn't whether to "cry or scream," but she knew justice had to be served. She posted it Monday on Facebook, where it quickly was shared more than 20,000 times.

"[I live there] and know well where I can and can't park," she wrote, according to the Times of Israel.

Tel Aviv's deputy mayor Asaf Zamir apologized for the mistake, but said it was legal for city works to redesignate a space while a car is parked in it as long as the owner is notified. The car can't be ticketed or towed, though.

The fine and the towing fee have been waived, but Baruch says she’s still considering suing the city.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:09

I think they are really are after her.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:19

"The fine and the towing fee have been waived, but Baruch says she’s still considering suing the city."

So it's a NON-story.

:rolleyes:

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:33

Typical council BS everywhere. Hope she is successful in suing, but good luck.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 18:57

Israel seems to have low morals and ethics.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 21:26

Israel seems to have low morals and ethics.

Then so does Australia. I have heard of local councils in Australia trying this trick as well. I don't think that this is a country level issue. But thanks for your bigoted comment.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 21:28

Israel seems to have low morals and ethics.


Councils in general seem to.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 21:44

Were the looking to make a quick buck... Though how much did it cost in labor and supplies vs. the cost of the fine itself.

Just the fact that they can re-designate a parking spot on the fly is ludicrous.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:09

Israel seems to have low morals and ethics.


I had this happen to me once here in the USA. Costed me $25.