- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
This is a vent…I live in NYC near a police precinct. As you could imagine it is extraordinarily difficult to find parking in Manhattan and I work VERY long hours as an auditor for a major accounting firm so I typically don’t get home until late at night. The past couple of days I have found myself lucky (or so i thought) to get a parking spot pretty quickly, UNTIL…
Day 1, 8AM- I have to get to work and find myself blocked in by two illegally double park cop-owned personal vehicles. I go to the precinct, wait 30 minutes before I find out that the owner of the main vehicle blocking me is “on duty” and her car cannot be moved. I race to get the license plate of the other vehicle and she finally comes out to move her car..I inch my way out of the space. 20 minutes late to work.
I get out of work around 10PM, get to the city around 11PM, the only spot I could find was on this same block on the other side of the street. I did not see cars double parked there so I assume it is okay, but just to be safe I leave a note on my windshield (this photo was taken the next day):
7:50AM- I see this:
Yes, another police owned vehicle ILLEGALY double parked in front of my vehicle and it appears PURPOSELY in front of my FUCK*** car…and it gets better..
As I get closer to my windshield…MY NOTE FOLDED OVER..BEES, I AM FURIOUS.
I call the precinct. The police officer is “on duty”…35 MINUTES LATER, I AM RAGING. I honestly am not the type of person to ever speak back to a cop but this not folded over really pissed me off. The cop says “you don’t have evidence that it was the police officer that folded the note over”…
BTW in case you didn’t know NYPD officers are entitled to free means of transportation, free railroad, they don’t have to drive their cars into the city. In my vent I said to the cop that if you cant legally drive and park you shouldn’t be driving to work at all, find another means of transportation. To which he said “It’s a free country ma’am, everybody is entitled to drive to work if they want to” HELLO THAT WASN’T MY POINT YOU MORON. I PARKED LEGALLY AND AM ENTITLED TO GET TO WORK ON TIME AS OPPOSED TO THE PERSON WHO PARKED ILLEGALLY, GOT TO WORK ON TIME AND MADE ME OVER AN HOUR AND 15 MINUTES LATE!
okay, I don’t know why but that made me feel better.
Tow trucks won’t tow police cars. I called 311, they type up a report and guess where it gets sent? The same precinct I just called. I just can’t believe this is the society we live in.
Oh, and btw a police officer did eventually come out and helped me back my car onto a NYC sidewalk so I could get out of the spot.
I am honestly finding that more and more police officers take advantage of their power, particularly those who are younger officers.
Anybody else ever experience anything like this?!