This past weekend, more than 100 vehicles were towed for illegally parking in Montgomery Plaza (“Wreckers Haul Away Dozens from Montgomery Plaza ,” Blotch, Monday, Jan. 16).
7th Haven owner Jimmy Moore captured some of the action on his camera.
To create a “pedestrian zone” in the West 7th Street corridor on weekends, an online petition was started in the wake of yesterday’s news report.
A wrecker uses a "Slim Jim" to break into a car to release the parking break for towing.
The Slim-Jimming wrecker smiles for the camera after successfully breaking into the vehicle.
A wrecker yanks an illegally parked vehicle from the rear (first photo in a series).
The wrecker raises the vehicle and begins towing (second photo in a series). The front wheels were locked, Moore said. "They were squealing."
After exposing the vehicle's front, the wrecker drops the car (third photo in a series).
The wrecker lifts the car from the front and begins towing (last photo in a series). Moore said the vehicles were taken to a multi-car hauler behind the nearby Super Target.