In the interest of fairness, the GUARDIAN is posting a response from Mr. Brett Clegg. It is reasoned, restrained, and should be treated with respect by GUARDIAN readers. Our guess is that some official action may be forthcoming with regard to park parking.
My daughter got a good scolding. She learned a hard lesson and has lost a good chunk of her summer wages. But we were more concerned about her safety that night. The park cleared out rather quickly after the Lacrosse and she took quite a bit of time trying to figure out what had happened to her car. She’s 17 and was alone and it was getting dark quick. The only sign that tells her who to call when you are towed is at the exit to the park. She did find some other people who were just a perplexed.
See they were out-of-town people who were here to enjoy seeing their kids play in a State championship Lacross tournament. They also got the pleasure of having their car towed and they had no-one to call to help them out. Welcome to Boise!
Just so you know, when my daughter arrived at the park there were already a lot of cars there. She was driving because she was also going to try to jump from the Boise High Championship Lacross game to the Boise High Championship Baseball game happening the same night that her parents were at. (Way to go Boise for winning that night.) By the way, Borah high took care of their patrons, they had people directing cars to areas set aside for the event.
There was a whole string of cars parked along the curb in question. Just as she arrived, one pulled out and left her a space. She couldn’t believe her luck. As I say, there was a whole string of them there. I guess they were all confused by the stripage. She probably didn’t look that hard at the color of the curb because there were many cars on it. What would you do? Take the space that just opened up?
She’s a kid. She made a costly mistake. She got a good scolding. She learned several important lessons. One of which is that Boise parks are just not that friendly.
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