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Woman’s car booted after parking in her own driveway

HOA promises to refund residents whose vehicles were booted in their driveways

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Cristina Trabada said she and her family were on vacation when neighbors started bombarding them with calls and messages.

“Sending us pictures that my car has been booted in the driveway," Trabada said.

Wait. What?

One of the photos Trabada shared with the Leave it to Layron team showed her car with not just one, but two booted wheels. There was also a bright orange sticker affixed to the driver’s-side window.

Trabada is a recent college graduate who said she moved back in with her parents after she finished school. She said she and her family have lived in Pembroke Shores’ Sterling Place community for nearly two decades.

Sterling Place recently revised its parking rules for residents. (WPLG)

Weeks before the Trabadas left for vacation, the homeowner’s association emailed residents about its new, stricter parking rules.

“[Parking] in a resident spot with no resident permit” would be subject to booting, according the email.


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