Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Car towing, the urban version

In February, some friends and I took a trip to Wiesbaden for the Fasching parade. (Yes, I'm a bit behind on posting about Fasching; there will be more to follow!)

We noticed some police and a tow truck as we were walking to the parade. Some dingbats had parked at a bus stop - that's a total no-no! The cars were American so I'm 99.9% sure that some Americans did it. Not too smart!

The cars were getting towed. However, I had never seen a towing process quite like this before: a tow truck actually lifted the car out of the spot. It was completely nuts, but it makes sense; how else would a tow truck extract an improperly parked car in a crowded city area? I bet that owner of the car was really wishing that he had just paid to park in one of the parking garages after this situation.

As we were waiting for the parade, we couldn't believe the number of tow trucks we saw passing by. We imagined that they were making a KILLING that day.

Here's a video.

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