'To See and Not Believe': City Workers Paint Handicapped Space Around Woman's Car, Tow the Car AwayNeetzan Zimmerman
Feb. 07, 2013
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Surveillance footage showing city workers in Tel Aviv painting a handicapped spot around a woman's legally parked car and towing her car away has shocked many around the world after it was uploaded to the victim's Facebook page.
Hila Ben Baruch, a local student, wrote in her Facebook post that she had lived on that street for "nearly half a year," so knew well "where I can and can't park."
Which is why when she left her apartment on Sunday to find that her car had been towed away, and a freshly painted handicapped parking space had appeared in its place, she knew something was terribly wrong.
The city was, unsurprisingly, skeptical of Ben Baruch's story, and she was directed to pay her 1,350 shekel (~$365) fine in full.
In a last-ditch effort to prove her innocence, Ben Baruch sought the assistance of a security guard at the building across the street, hoping CCTV footage might help exonerate her.
And sure enough, it did.