Boston Housing Authority Complaint - Parking Issue
HYDE PARK, MASSACHUSETTS -- On Wednesday, July 13, 2008, I left my home in Mansfield and went to drop off groceries at my 85 year old mothers home on summer st. Hyde park, ma which was presently under construction, and there was no parking on the street due to construction. Not having a permit for the parking lot, I chose to park in rear of her back door, which there were no signs stating that I could not park there. The only sign bought from a regular store stated "no trespassing" and in the little white box below it stated violators will be prosecuted." I was bringing in my mothers groceries, my car door was open, my keys were on the right passenger seat and I was five feet from my mothers back door when I came out to find my car gone. I immediately thought my car had been stolen. A man came out and stated that a tow truck took my car. My car was towed because I wasn't supposed to park there.
First, I am bringing in groceries for my aged mother. Second, there was no place to park, due construction. Third, I was only there for five minutes. Fourth, I am distressed beyond words and I felt violated thinking my car had been stolen only to find out that my car was towed, which is worse due to the fact I was trying to abide by the no parking rule for the street and I didn't park in the handicap spots. The sign stated "no trespassing".
How was I to bring in my mothers groceries? No one even had the decency to come to me and let me know that I needed to move my vehicle or it would be towed. I just came out to find my car gone. I was stranded with no way to retrieve my car, which cost me three hours of grief and extreme anxiety, and $125.00 Cash to get my car back. Due to the extenuating circumstances for which I had no control, why couldn't the facility give some leeway to where a person could park to care for their aged mother?!!!
How would they react in the same circumstances?! There was and is no reason for what took place and yet it did and does occur, as I personally found out. So I had to use money I did not have to retrieve my car and for what--to take care of my aged mother by bringing her groceries.!!!! What an atrocity that should not have occurred!!!!