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Tales from the street... valet parking horror stories

After last week's Valet Gone Wild video, BD asked for your valet horror stories. He knew they were out there waiting to be told, and he was not disappointed.

These stories represent only the tip of the iceberg, and BD will post more as they come in.

There was one question that was repeated over and over:

Who do you call when you think the valet just screwed you, is parking on your street, is using public right of way without a permit, or is ripping you off?

The answer (in Dallas, at least) is:

Mr. Marcus Currie, Coordinator for Parking Management in the City's Public Works and Transportation; Phone number 214-671-8953, fax 214-670-4965, email marcus.currie@dallascityhall.com

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Solicitation by coercion; solicitation near designated locations and facilities; solicitation after sunset (Dallas, 2007 rev)

ORDINANCE NO. (to be assigned)

An ordinance amending Section 31-35 of CHAPTER 31, “OFFENSES - MISCELLANEOUS,” of the Dallas City Code, as amended; defining terms; restricting outdoor solicitations in the city between sunset and sunrise, with certain defenses; restricting solicitations near outdoor dining areas and parking meters; providing a penalty not to exceed $500; providing a saving clause; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Car thief on the loose, but neighborhood thug leaders don't pay attention

A BD reader from the other side of Greenville Avenue sends us extremely detailed information about someone using his street as a car parts supply center. Too bad the cars are parked in front of their owners' houses when it happens. BD is posting his story after the jump.

But before that, BD has a question for the thugs on that side of Greenville who call themselves a neighborhood association:

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Watch a neighbor's home get burglarized on video

It's not uncommon to see a video of some idiot driving a truck into a c-store so they can steal the ATM, or a bank robbery, but how many times do you get see the thugs breaking and entering your neigbhor's house??

A BD reader sent us this video (link here) of a couple of thugs leaving a house they just cleaned out.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Driveway robbery on Velasco; don't lead the bad guys to your home

How many times can we say it???

If you think you are being followed after leaving a shopping center, do not go home, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

Instead, drive back to the business you just left (or any public area with lots of people around), calling 911 on your cellphone as you drive and telling them what is going on, park outside the main entrance, roll down the windows and scream like you have never screamed before in your life.

Last week, one of our neighbors let the bad guys follow her home.

She is very lucky to be alive today.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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