Sure, they’re all over big cities — used by police as a punishment for those who refuse to pay their parking tickets.
But when the boot came to York, people seemed more than confused.
They wondered: Are the police doing this? The parking authority?
Booted car photos were all over Twitter, and I wanted to meet the people behind the yellow, metal clamps.
I asked court reporter Rick Lee to slip the booting company my card on his way to the courthouse.
Sure enough, I got a call back.
And that’s what makes this an interesting business story.
When the city banned predatory towing, Brandon Marquette sought to fill a void.
The 31-year-old entrepreneur started a private booting company, which services lots on a 45-minute route, booting cars parked where they shouldn’t be.
For a $75 fee, his three-man caravan will remove the boot.
Sounds pretty simple, right?
And it’s a saving grace for many businesses downtown — looking for a last resort to keep problem parkers from hogging spots reserved for customers.
But, according to York city officials, the boot might get the boot at a future council meeting.
Should be an interesting one to watch. A
Also, speaking of boots, Harley let me borrow these fancy steel toes when I visited their plant last week wearing sparkly heels. Pretty nice, huh?