Friday, January 19, 2018

Kidnapping cars for ransom

Despite the statements from the Port of Spain mayor, unjustified wrecking activity continues unabated in Port of Spain.

On Monday morning my vehicle was wrecked from lower Abercromby Street, where the only signage is a “No Parking’’ sign on the left hand side. Observing the sign, I parked on the right and proceed to pay a bill at the Flow office.

At my arrival at the collection point the police officer is telling me: 1. There are “No Parking’’ signs on either side of Abercromby Street and 2. There is a No Parking sign “somewhere higher up”.

I drove up Abercromby Street again after retrieving my vehicle, and as of 11.35 a.m. on June 2, I saw no signage anywhere on the right side of Abercromby Street, indicating that parking is not allowed.

However, this racket is run like kidnapping for ransom: If you don’t pay, you don’t get back your car.

I look forward to the promised “zero tolerance” from the mayor.

Lindsay Merritt

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