Despite having wheels stolen, SUV gets parking ticket: ‘I can’t believe it’
CHICAGO — Adding insult to larceny, an SUV that had all four of its wheels stolen overnight got a parking ticket in the morning because it didn’t get out of the way of a street cleaner.
The 2011 GMC Denali was put up on cinder blocks after its wheels were stolen sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. Thursday, according to the car owner’s wife.
The owner parked the car around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday evening near his home in the 1100 block of West Montana Street, according to his wife and police.
It was the family’s nanny who first noticed that the car wheels had been stolen around 7 a.m. Thursday. She told the car’s owner, who then called the police to file a report. The policeman who helped them was “great,” telling them all they had to do was put a note on the car with the police report number to avoid getting a ticket, the owner’s wife said.
So the owner put the note up, making sure it was displayed prominently on the windshield. But that didn’t stop a ticket writer from slapping a parking ticket directly over the note later Thursday morning.