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Drivers park at post office after RTA lots fill up with parade-goers, cars are towed

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 08:35:55-04

Everyone was scrambling for parking spots before getting on the RTA and heading downtown for the NBA Championship parade Wednesday.

But many of those drivers returned later to find that their cars were gone. 

Some people taking the RTA out of West Park found the parking lot was full so they parked in the nearby post office lot.

At least 25 of those cars were towed.

As people came back from the festivities, they were greeted with a note on the post office door. That's how they found out their car had been towed. 

That's exactly what happened to Martha Cross.

“I'm elated because it was an exciting day but this was a huge let down,” said Cross.  “Now we're tired. We're hot and we have to try to figure out where our car is. We weren't blocking anybody.”

A man who didn’t want to go on camera told newsnet5.com he even checked with someone inside the post office before parking there, but still he got towed.

Cross questions the post office manager's decision and his or her hometown pride.

“Well, I don't know why they did that. I think they don't have much team spirit,” she said with a laugh.

newsnet5.coom tried to talk to the manager of the post office. We were told someone would come out to speak with us but no one showed up.

A postal employee told newsnet5.com it was a very slow day at the post office and the manager should have given the drivers a free pass.