SUV with stolen tires ticketed for street cleaning in Lincoln Park

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Friday, September 25, 2015
An SUV's owner received a ticket for street cleaning even though the car's tires had been stolen overnight.

CHICAGO -- An SUV whose tires were stolen overnight in Lincoln Park was ticketed Wednesday morning for street cleaning.

PHOTOS: SUV with stolen tires receives street cleaning ticket

Chicago police say they received a call around 7 a.m. Thursday to report all four tires having been stolen. The owner said he parked his car around 10:40 p.m. and discovered his vehicle resting on bricks in the morning. Police are investigating, but no one is in custody.

The owner left a note on his dashboard referencing his police report number so parking enforcement aides could see why he was unable to move his car for street cleaning. He received a ticket anyway.

Late Thursday, the city said the ticket will be voided due to the circumstances of the issue and the knowledge that the tires were stolen overnight.