Denver Boot Still Sees Action In Namesake City

Murilee Martin
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denver boot still sees action in namesake city

Invented by a Denver Symphony Orchestra violinist in the 1950s, the Denver Boot now immobilizes parking scofflaws worldwide. While not used as frequently as, say, parking-ticket-revenue-obsessed San Francisco, the Boot still makes regular appearances in the city that gave its name to the device.

The owner of this Tahoe was probably feeling carefree on a beautiful Colorado spring day… until he or she saw this.

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  • Sinistermisterman Sinistermisterman on May 18, 2011

    In the UK where clamping is all the rage it's illegal to damage one once it's on your car, but it's also technically illegal for someone to attach one to your car in the first place (altering a vehicle without the owners prior approval). I was once clamped behind my university building. Little did the clamp-man know that I kept a full set of tools in my car. Off came the suspension strut and everything else it was chained to and within 45 minutes I was free. The clamp itself was never damaged - I threw it into a nearby river.

    • Tosh Tosh on May 18, 2011

      How did you separate the clamp from the wheel if you couldn't reach the wheel nuts?

  • Davekaybsc Davekaybsc on May 18, 2011

    Instead of throwing the clamp away in a river I would've left it right where it was, with a note on it that said "ta-da!" or "Houdini wuz here".

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