Originally Posted by FENWAY
On a recent Sunday I took my daughter to a show and parked on the street. Yup, you guessed it, return and no car. Police have no record of tow and we take the train home. Next day I return to file police report....still no record, so we assume car is stolen. I see a meter reader and ask about Sunday parking and towing and he suggests I go to the Tow Pound...he bets my car is there. I head down and sure enough my car is there. No charge, car towed for 'safe keeping, movie shoot'. How pissed should I be ?!?
^you were lucky. they will have "signs" posted on blocks warning beforehand that there will be movie/tv/commercial shooting and for that period of time its illegal to park there. But, often times the signs are obstructed/destroyed/not totally obviously posted.
even more confusing is when they will tow a car a couple blocks away and "re-park" it for something like a NYRR race, or a parade.
They'll often put it in a totally illegal place too (like a no standing zone) with a flyer/sticker on from the authorities explaining the situation. of course in the mass confusion of maybe 100 cars being moved they'll often forget to put on the sticker/flyer, plus you have to be around for people to tell you your car has been moved - races/parades eventually end and sometimes cops in the area aren't informed to what happened earlier.