Just read a news item about a man’s decomposing body inside a minivan covered in parking tickets going undiscovered for weeks because the vehicle’s windows were apparently tinted and ticketing officers don’t normally search cars
The body was found in the backseat Wednesday when a city marshal tried to tow the vehicle from beneath an overpass on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, police said. He was believed to have been living out of the white Chevrolet minivan, which had North Carolina plates.
His daughter said she last saw him in early May and had called police.
“The window was cracked open. I don’t understand how no one noticed him. They just gave him tickets,” she told the Daily News.
It wasn’t clear exactly how many tickets were on the minivan’s windshield when the body was discovered. There were reports of a foul odor near the vehicle.
As always, a reminder that my firm fights New York traffic tickets–speeding tickets, red lights, other moving violations only. For parking ticket assistance, please speak to the parking ticket experts we work with when our clients have NYC parking ticket issues.
Read the full Daily News Parking Ticket Story.