ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A man who’s car was booted in a private parking lot tookhis fight to stop the practice to the City Council Monday.
Last August Jacob Vigil and his friends came to a Subwaysandwich shop in downtown Albuquerque, but didn't pay to park in aprivate lot.
A ticked off Vigil took matters into his own hands and cutthe boot off.
The boot man did press charges and Vigil fired right back, suingthe company that boots cars for property owners.
“We did have to pay to replace the lock itself,”Vigil said.
The lock cost $12, and the charges and Vigil's suit havebeen dropped.
However, Vigil isn't giving up the fight.
With 200 signatures in tow, he took his hate of the bootingprocess to the City Council chambers Monday night.
“I'm here to address a predatory business practice knownas tire clamping or car booting on private parking lots.”Vigil told the council.
After reading his prepared speech, he was sent on his way butthat's not discouraging him.
“I am going to keep coming back until the practice iscriminalized, because you can't regulate something like this," hesaid.
Just last August, Dallas passed an ordinance to stop booters onprivate property.
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