The management at Abbey Court condominiums has ceased directing its towing contractor to place immobilizing boots on the wheels of unauthorized vehicles after a tenant ran over his own foot last week because he didn’t realize his car had been booted.
“He opened the door to see why the car was not moving and didn’t realize the car was in reverse,” according to a police incident report. “The car lurched backwards and ran up on the curb, pulling [the driver] underneath.”
Emergency medical responders treated the victim at the scene for minor injuries.
The apartment management had been booting and towing vehicles that did not have valid parking permits. They wanted to make sure all vehicles parked in the Abbey Court lot belonged to residents there and met appearance standards.