October 1, 2009

Motorist skipped $917 parking bill

Police in Florida said they are seeking a motorist who drove out of an airport parking lot without paying a $917 bill for nearly two months of parking.

Authorities said the 2008 black Chevrolet Suburban was parked in the $17-per-day Orlando International Airport lot operated by Ampco System Parking from Aug. 6 until Tuesday evening, when it sped out of the lot without the driver paying the parking fees, the Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday.

As the vehicle in front of the Suburban paid its parking fee, the toll arm was raised to allow the vehicle to exit the toll plaza, an Orlando police report states. The suburban continued to tailgate the vehicle out of the toll plaza without rendering proper payment.

Police said the vehicle's license plate number was taken down and they are seeking a 45-year-old suspect on theft of services charges.