Intro: Booted! a Guide to the Inevitable Car Boot...
We have all seen it...or have been the victim of the trolling antics of meter maids and thier hellatious counterparts, the city "emplyed" tow truck driver.
In my case, it was the latter...
So after a long day of work I come to find a large, heavy metal (unlike Pantera), leach stuck to my driver side wheel... *Explative deleted!...and boy were there some curse words!
It turns out the city of New Orleans decided to have some vigilante justice dealt out by tow truck drivers and meter maids in the form of Das'Auto Boot!
A van fixed with a license plate reader, hooked to a computer was driving around town looking for and scanning any and all vechicles that had unpaid parking violations, speed camera tickets, police dealt moving violations, etc and they would then boot your vechile. As unfair as this is... a city cited wound wouldn't be enough for them, so rubbing salt in the wound by have the booted have to CALL IN TO A CITY DEPARTMENT TO GET A 5 DIGIT CODE (*CURSED WORD CURSE WORD CURSE WORD), to only be told that not only can we not contest the eledged charges, but we would have to pay the charges AND a "code fee" in order to get the boot off...(the Boot fee...$150!!! * Explative deleted!!!!!!!!! Oh, and then.... I would have to bring the boot back to the police lot...seriously...really? ...
So...i figured... lets see how i could remove this without having to pay anything...i mean.... lets see how this thing works....
Step 1: Assess the Enemy and Plan Your Attack
$400 bucks later....*grits teeth, curses, and shakes head.
I get the code to remove the boot...NOW...I will teach you how to remove this contraption with only a screwdriver.
Assess the Enemy:
Review the pictures and notes....
These things are so simple to take apart...
Step 2: I Am the Key Master....
1) Screwdriver that accepts different bits
2) Safety/Tamper Resistant Star Bit (Has a hole in the middle)
3) Phillips head screw driver bit
Step 3: Surgery
Time to dissect!
Step 4: Inner Workings
The boot-o-hate gutted and left to die..
I eventually and begrudgingly put it back together and in working order, returned this spawned beast to the inner city munipipality of which it slithered from....but now YOU know how to get out of a boot so your wallet will not be $400 bucks thinner....ridicoulous!