Brickbat: Clean Sweep
Thieves stole all four tires from Karen and Dan Dow's car, leaving it propped on milk crates outside their San Francisco home. As soon as they discovered the problem, Karen called for a tow truck. But while she was on the phone, parking enforcement left a $79 ticket on the car for being parked on the street during sweeping. After local media picked up the story, the city rescinded the ticket.