Episode 921: Tales From The Parking Lot : Planet Money Three stories: A tire-booting vigilante, a surge price conspiracy, and the civil rights fight over parking tickets.
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Episode 921: Tales From The Parking Lot

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Episode 921: Tales From The Parking Lot

Episode 921: Tales From The Parking Lot

Episode 921: Tales From The Parking Lot

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A parking lot in Salt Lake City. Courtesy of Laura Stevens hide caption

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Courtesy of Laura Stevens

A parking lot in Salt Lake City.

Courtesy of Laura Stevens

Parking lots can bring out the worst in people. In today's episode, we investigate the mystery of a prolific tire-booting vigilante; we visit the heart of a surge price conspiracy in an airport parking lot; and we follow a court case about chalk that could overturn tens of millions of dollars worth of parking tickets and push courts to rethink government searches.

Music: "Better Days Are Gonna Come", "One More Day To Go", "Sweet Talker", and "James' Boogaloo."

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