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Illegal Parking and Towing / New York City #580

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 19, 1968
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(Studio) 700,000 vehicles in New York City daily. Illegally parked vehicles make problem worse.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(New York City) Police tow away these vehicles. Cost $50 to claim them.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

(New York City) 300-400 cars and trucks towed to old pier daily. Man chases down police towing away his car. [MAN - asks police for car.] [POLICEMAN - refuses.] [MAN - complains to reporter Says he had emergency telephone call to make that took 3 minutes.] Reactions of public range from cynicism to anger. [MAN - says if Mayor Lindsay ran for dog catcher, wouldn't vote for him.] [2nd MAN - says had car towed 3 times.] [3rd MAN - says hates to throw away $25. (Reporter tells him it's $50.)] [WOMAN - says city makes enough money without it.] [4th MAN - tells of recing. tickets.] Tow sets people against police and city administration
REPORTER: Jim Burnes

Burnes, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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