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Old 07-13-2013, 05:49 AM   #1
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beware of parking your toad in private parking lots kissimmee fl

my wife was going to take a job in this area recently. we went to open a new bank account since we will be full time for a while. when I parked our jeep the rear tire was on the line. this was on a banks private parking lot!!!!! when I came out a "police officer" was checking it out and writing me a ticket. we had just bought the car and the dealer gave me the title , bill of sale and a tag with his name on it. she informed me I was getting a warning and the car could be towed and impounded since no permanent tag. never cracked a smile as I did my dance of fast talking. she said only since it was a toad she did not impound it. but I had to pull it out of fl till I get a tag. welcome to mickey world. can't wait to get out of here.

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Lots of LEO's have a the mentality of Mickey Mouse...in her case Minnie Mouse..


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Or they think they're "Deputy Dawg". Power easily goes to some people's heads and common sense, if they ever had any, goes out. And, don't go a few miles away to Lakeland, FL. They're worse!!
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Was this a real cop or the bank's rent-a-cop? If the bank's, I would have had a discussion next with the bank manager. The bank needs to know customers are being treated in this matter.
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Was this a real cop or the bank's rent-a-cop? If the bank's

Please tell the public the name of the bank, it will help in the profits later on (-)
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One cop does not a police force make! And IMHO, making a big deal of it is a waste of time, and adds to high blood pressure to even give it more than a couple minutes of time.

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Did you drive the vehicle to the bank with a legal liscence plate on it?
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Any FL. or other state dealers Tag should had a expiration date on it.
Was it still good? If not don't blame the cop.
In FL. you also need a Insurance card for that vehicle. Did you have one with you?

If you are an out-of-state resident, purchased a vehicle in Florida and want to drive it back home, you are eligible to obtain a temporary license plate for "in-transit" purposes. However, proof of insurance (from Florida or home state), proof of out of state residency such as a driver license, and sales tax in the amount required by your home state must be paid. If you feel you may be eligible for a temporary license plate, inquire through the local county tax collector's office.
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No offense, but it's not the bank's fault that you drove an improperly registered and poorly parked car to their bank.
You got a warning citation that really means nothing, life is to short to get all bent out of shape over little things like this.
Relax, and enjoy your new vehicle.
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yep was a real cop, nothing to do with the bank. tag was ok just did not get between the lines
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Welcome to Florida, overall it's a very nice place. A majority of our LEO's are outstanding,-- polite, helpful and courteous. --I see in the OP wife WAS going to take a job in Florida ???

Apparently the dealer checked your insurance, issued a transit tag, collected taxes and fees and completed all the paperwork. (His job for a out of state purchaser).
The lady cop obviously could have handled the situation with a little tact.

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Was the LEO looking at the Temporary Tag on the vehicle, or the tire being on the line in the parking lot? If it was the later, I would politely ask what the ordinance was that prevented the vehicle to be on the painted lines. My dually usually touches the lines on both sides in a lot of these parking lots. Usually, LEO's don't do anything on private property, ever tried to get an accident report written? Now if it was in a municiple lot, that might be a different stoy.
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A temporary tag has identifying numbers/letters on it and an expiration date......not just the dealer's name. The "paper tag" as we call them, is registered to the vehicle. After re-reading your OP it sounds to me like you had a tag that was basically dealer advertising and not a temporary tag identifying the vehicle with an expiration date. If I understand correctly you should be thanking the officer because if you were driving on FL roads without a properly registered vehicle it should have been impounded.
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Yes, Florida is a terrible place and nothing like this would ever happen "up North" at home. Stay..Stay away.. Stay away.

By the way, when was the last time you heard someone say:"I am going to retire and move up north."

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