I don’t know why, but I find these stories highly amusing.
Dormont Police Tagging, Seizing Parking Spot Holders
Posted: 3:31 pm EST March 2,2010Updated: 8:31 am EST March 3,2010
DORMONT, Pa. — Using chairs to save parking spots on streets might be a Pittsburgh-area tradition, but one municipality has had enough.
Dormont police will no longer tolerate chairs on streets.
The police department on Tuesday began tagging chairs residents left to save parking spaces. Chairs that remain on the streets will be removed Wednesday and taken to the Dumpster at Banksville Plaza, police said.
Because of the recent heavy snow, the borough had tolerated residents using chairs to save parking spots, police Chief Phil Ross said.
However, when officers recently went around and put the chairs on the sidewalks, residents promptly put the furniture back on the streets, he said.
Dormont begins campaign against chairs for parking spaces
FOR THE PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Dormont’s police department has declared war on chairs.
Dormont residents who are leaving chairs to ensure parking spaces are saved will find their chairs tagged today and picked up Wednesday, Police Chief Phil Ross said.
“I understand if you spent four hours digging yourself out you tend to get a little possessive,” said Ross, appearing at Monday’s council meeting. He said the department has been tolerant during the past three weeks due to the severe weather conditions. Recently, however, when officers put the chairs on the sidewalk, the residents later stuck the chairs back in the parking spaces.
“Maybe they thought kids were doing it,” Ross said. “The parking spaces belong to everybody and nobody.”
After the pick-up, the chairs will be left near the Dumpster by the salt pile at Banksville Plaza.