If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair... and some parking tickets on your windshield. And those Department of Transportation and Parking enforcers are ruthless- why, they'll tow your car faster than Inspector Callahan will put a .44 slug through a miscreant's liver if a license plate check indicates that you haven't paid your outstanding tickets. However, don't expect them to do anything if a plate check shows they've found a stolen car- that's not their problem! Michelle Vuckovich had her '00 Civic ripped from her garage and started getting parking tickets in the mail a few weeks later, mostly awarded on the same San Francisco block. And- whaddya know!- a quick trip to that area and she found her car. [San Francisco Chronicle]