Prom attendees given the boot in Downtown Atlanta - New York News

Prom attendees given the boot in Downtown Atlanta

Posted: Updated:
Parents and students from Miller Grove High School wait outside their cars near the Georgia Railroad Depot in Downtown Atlanta on Saturday night after many of their vehicles were booted during their senior prom. Parents and students from Miller Grove High School wait outside their cars near the Georgia Railroad Depot in Downtown Atlanta on Saturday night after many of their vehicles were booted during their senior prom.
ATLANTA -

The senior prom is the event that many students look forward to from the time many of students are freshmen in high school.

Prom night, to many high school students, is a formal affair to remember for the rest of their lives. Young men and women dressed in formal gowns and tuxedos attending the social event of their senior year. But a group of students from Lithonia will remember their prom night a little different.

Going to prom can be expensive, but what students at Miller Grove High School didn't count on was an extra $75 they had to pay just to leave their prom at the Georgia Railroad Depot in Downtown Atlanta on Saturday night. That is because many of their vehicles were booted in the parking lot.

FOX 5 spoke with many attending their senior prom as well as parents and guardians who had to come to help their sons and daughters resolve the parking issue. They told us that they didn't think that the lot was charging anything to park since was no parking attendant on duty.

Many were surprised to find a boot on their vehicles shortly after arriving and spent the evening outside the prom trying to get the boot off. Some told FOX 5 that they believed parking was included in the price of the prom.

One parent told FOX 5 that she was even booted when she dropped of her child and was only a few feet away from her car. When she tried to take a photo of the man booting her car, she said he jumped in his truck and took off, hitting a parked car in the process.

FOX 5 tried to speak with that man in truck that had a Premier Parking sign on the door and boots in the backseat, but he would not comment on the bootings.

FOX 5's Julia Reynolds spoke with what was believe to be a company dispatcher in South Carolina who told her that they didn't have a number to the company. Instead she was given an address to the company which appears to be a post office box at a UPS Store.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Dad delivers baby into toilet

    Dad delivers baby into toilet

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:56:19 GMT
    A Connecticut father proudly helped deliver his own baby... into a toilet.
    A Connecticut father proudly helped deliver his own baby... into a toilet.
  • Summit at City Hall to discuss police-community relations

    Summit at City Hall to discuss police-community relations

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:50:33 GMT
    Ways to improve the relationship between the NYPD and communities in New York City will be at the center of a summit held at City Hall on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Rev. Al Sharpton, city officials and community leaders are expected to attend the round table. Accusations of police brutality and the death of a man under arrest for selling un-taxed cigarettes on Staten Island lead Mayor De Blasio to host the forum.
    Ways to improve the relationship between the NYPD and communities in New York City will be at the center of a summit held at City Hall on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Rev. Al Sharpton, city officials and community leaders are expected to attend the round table. Accusations of police brutality and the death of a man under arrest for selling un-taxed cigarettes on Staten Island lead Mayor De Blasio to host the forum.
  • 8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices