28 February 2013

Tel Aviv paints handicapped spot, tows car

Surveillance footage shows municipal workers painting parking spot to mark it as handicapped with woman's car still in it • Facebook post about incident goes viral • Municipality apologizes for "unacceptable incompetence," rescinds fine, towing costs.

On Sunday, Tel Aviv resident Hila Ben-Baruch parked her car in a legal spot outside her residence on Yehuda Halevi street. When she returned later, she was astounded to discover that her car had been towed and that the spot had been painted to designate it for handicapped parking.

Ben-Baruch was shocked and refused to go quietly into the night.

"I called my friend who had been with me in the car to make sure that I had not gone crazy or become senile," Ben-Baruch wrote on her Facebook page.

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