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.
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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.