Lions' fans hit by parking scam have their cars ticketed and towed

Posted at 5:37 PM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 17:40:43-04

We hear this over and over, year after year about parking scams downtown taking sports fans for an expensive ride. 

Yesterday a man posing as a parking attendant told people they could park on the side of the ramp from the service drive along I-75 onto eastbound Gratiot. 

That was wrong and, when the people came out of the game, their cars were towed.

Mallory Mangov contacted me asking for help.

She paid the guy $10 when he said the city is allowing parking here this year. She also got hit with a $45 parking ticket for illegally parking and a $215 towing bill. 

The city controls parking downtown. 

Lots must have a city license and attendants have to wear badges. Don't get scammed, look for the city licensing to make sure you're dealing with legitimate parking facilities.