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Old 09-16-2014, 12:04 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Early this morning I noticed a large pickup truck parked sideways right in my driveway, blocking my exit. I went outside to find the driver to tell him to move his vehicle and couldn't find anyone. I went knocking on my neighbor's doors to try to find out what was going on. Of the neighbors I was able to talk to, no one knew why that truck was there or who it belonged to. I called the police and they told me that they don't deal with "that stuff." I asked who I should call and the dismissive woman told me to call the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation didn't even pick up the phone so I'm at a loss. I missed an appointment because my car is blocked in and that truck is still there, 5 hours later.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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Early this morning I noticed a large pickup truck parked sideways right in my driveway, blocking my exit. I went outside to find the driver to tell him to move his vehicle and couldn't find anyone. I went knocking on my neighbor's doors to try to find out what was going on. Of the neighbors I was able to talk to, no one knew why that truck was there or who it belonged to. I called the police and they told me that they don't deal with "that stuff." I asked who I should call and the dismissive woman told me to call the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation didn't even pick up the phone so I'm at a loss. I missed an appointment because my car is blocked in and that truck is still there, 5 hours later.
Call a tow truck
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Keeping in mind that I have not lived in LA since 1988, I always called the police and they would have the car towed. People were always blocking our driveway and it really pissed me off.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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call parking enforcement... they'll ticket & tow. But it might take them a couple hours to respond.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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Early this morning I noticed a large pickup truck parked sideways right in my driveway, blocking my exit. I went outside to find the driver to tell him to move his vehicle and couldn't find anyone. I went knocking on my neighbor's doors to try to find out what was going on. Of the neighbors I was able to talk to, no one knew why that truck was there or who it belonged to. I called the police and they told me that they don't deal with "that stuff." I asked who I should call and the dismissive woman told me to call the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation didn't even pick up the phone so I'm at a loss. I missed an appointment because my car is blocked in and that truck is still there, 5 hours later.
If a vehicle parked in the STREET is blocking your driveway, police have the authority to move it out of the way (22651c CVC). But if it's on private property, like an apt complex, you may have to notify the manager. Unless it's a fire lane, the vehicle code won't apply.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I called a few towing services and explained the situation but none of them were willing to tow the truck away. I went ahead and called the police again and this time they were actually helpful. I gave them the plate number and such and took a bunch of pictures so even if the driver gets his truck out of my driveway before it gets towed they can still ticket him(fingers crossed).
This is seriously infuriating.
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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I'm surprise parking enforcement doesnt have there own emergency ticket/tow line
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Be sure to pour molasses onto the car, or something equally hard to remove.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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The truck got towed and I went out with some friends shortly thereafter. I had to come home to change clothes before going back out and when I opened my garage door and starting driving in a man came around the side(from the area by my front door) and waved me down. I got out and he started asking me about his truck. I told him it got towed because it was parked illegally. He didn't seem to understand that he wasn't allowed to park in my driveway and keep me from leaving my house. His excuse was that his truck was too big to park on the street and that he was "just going on a hike." He doesn't live in the neighborhood, had no reason to think I didn't need to use my car, and was entirely unapologetic. I told him to call the police to find out how to get his truck back and he actually told me that I had to give him a ride home. I honestly can't believe this guy.
I'm not home right now but I'm a little worried that he might vandalize my house. He was standing right by my driveway(talking on his phone) when I left again...
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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I called a few towing services and explained the situation but none of them were willing to tow the truck away. I went ahead and called the police again and this time they were actually helpful. I gave them the plate number and such and took a bunch of pictures so even if the driver gets his truck out of my driveway before it gets towed they can still ticket him(fingers crossed).
This is seriously infuriating.
Should have told the police that you can see a dozen krispy kremes on the front seat and it would be a shame for all the icing to melt off in this heat wave.
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