A Raleigh lawyer was in the wrong when he removed a parking boot from his Toyota Land Cruiser in a private downtown lot and drove off with it, the state Court of Appeals ruled today.Lawyer who drove off with parking boot loses appeal (Raleigh, NC News and Observer, 19 February 2008)
In March 2006, Kirschbaum parked in a leased space in the private lot while he attend[ed] a lunch meeting at the nearby Caffe Luna. While he was in the restaurant, Quantum immobilized Kirschbaum's SUV with a boot and left a note that he could have the boot removed for a $50 fee.
Instead, Kirschbaum removed the tire with the boot still attached, replaced it with a spare and drove away. He initially refused to return the boot, telling a police officer that Quantum could bid on it on eBay...
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
19 February 2008
My people, my people, part XVIII
Down in Raleigh this week. Caught this little gem in the local newspaper: