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Jack-Booted

Jessica Davey, 22, of Harnham, England, locked herself in her car and refused to get out. A parking enforcer had attached a “clamp” to one of her car wheels, thus immobilizing the car. To Davey, the car’s valid parking permit gave her every right to be parked in the private lot in front of her own home. But parking “enforcer” Anthony Brimley said the permit didn’t count since it “was not displayed on the window,” but rather “in” the window — on the dashboard. In a standoff, Jessica sat locked in her car while Brimley looked on, waiting to be paid 110 pounds (US$177) to free the car. The standoff lasted all day, and Davey slept in the car that night. Brimley was not there when she woke up, so Davey removed the boot herself and drove to work. (JW/Salisbury Journal) ...Work? A productive job? Maybe Brimley ought to get one of those.
Original Publication Date: 20 March 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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