CSI: Arlington County

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

VIOLATION: Wilson Blvd. and N. Fillmore St.

Today we have a special gas-guzzling edition of parking violations by Arlington County parking officials. This illegality comes to us from Wilson Blvd. and N. Fillmore St., right next to Orvis and across the street from the Cheesecake Factory (a sign for the Container Store is also somewhat visible in the picture below). Although no "No Parking" sign is visible in this picture, the Arlington County gas-guzzling vehicle in question (14 MPG city) is without a doubt parked in a restricted zone.

Unlike other instances, the parking official in this case was nowhere to be found. We can only hope he made a quick trip to Barnes and Noble to pick up a copy of Legal Parking for Dummies.

Date: 8/18/2006
License Plate: 129-467L (VA)
Car Number: 6654

UPDATE: Because a commenter questioned the veracity of our claim that the vehicle above was parked illegally, the picture below was snapped earlier today. As you can see, the "No Parking" sign is clearly visible.

CSI: Arlington County: 1, Doubting Thomas: 0.


  • Without a doubt in a restricted area? If you took the picture, perhaps you saw something at the scene that supports this, but especially if you want to dub your blog "CSI", you're going to have to do a lot better than this. I see no yellow curb, there's a car parked directly in front of him, and I see no indication of a parking sign that would delineate the area behind that car as a no parking zone.

    I'm not saying that it's not a restricted zone; I'm saying you need to provide better evidence if you want to claim that it is.

    By Anonymous What Are You Smoking?, at 9:32 AM  

  • You're obviously unfamiliar with the area, but I agree that the picture was not taken from the best angle.

    The last parking meter parking space is in front of the Arlington County truck. Anybody who has gone to Cheesecake Factory or Whitlows or any of the other restaurants in the Clarendon area knows that there is no legal parking spot where our friendly public official is parked. However, if I have time later today, I'll try to go by and snap a better picture of said location.

    By Anonymous Legal Parker, at 10:01 AM  

  • I never said I "doubted". Nor did I challenge whether it was actually illegal. I only stated that your photographic evidence was only evidence that a truck was parked next to a curb.

    In all seriousness, though, there have been wonderful advancements in recent years in drugs to treat severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Have you spoken with your therapist lately?

    By Anonymous what are you smoking?, at 2:22 AM  

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