Getting the Boot in High-Tech Fashion

Stateline: On a bone-chilling morning, Cpl. Tiffany Chambers drives her utility van up and down city streets until a loud alarm starts beeping inside her vehicle. A license plate reader connected to two cameras on the van’s rooftop has spotted a parked gray Ford Explorer whose owner has three delinquent parking tickets and is on the “boot list.”

Chambers, a city transportation department officer, jumps out of her van, grabs a yellow U-shaped steel parking boot out of the back and clamps it to the Explorer’s front wheel. Her colleague, Officer Myisha Denman, slaps seizure notices on the windshield and driver’s window.

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