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    Strange: NY parking tickets pile up on van with dead driver

    A man's decomposing body inside a minivan covered in parking tickets went undiscovered for weeks because the vehicle's windows were apparently tinted and ticketing officers don't normally search cars, police said Friday.
    George Morales, 59, died naturally from heart disease, the medical examiner's office said Friday. The body was found in the backseat Wednesday when a city marshal tried to tow the vehicle from beneath an overpass on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, police said. He was believed to have been living out of the white Chevrolet minivan, which had North Carolina plates.
    But his daughter, Jennifer Morales, 29, told the Daily News he had been living with her family in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. She said she last saw him in early May and had called police.
    "The window was cracked open. I don't understand how no one noticed him. They just gave him tickets," she told the Daily News.
    She said her father was a handyman who suffered from diabetes. But police do not have a missing person's report on record for Morales.
    It wasn't clear exactly how many tickets were on the minivan's windshield when the body was discovered. Witnesses had reported a foul odor near the vehicle.
    The Morales family plans to cremate the remains. Officials used X-rays taken of him in 2007 at Elmhurst Hospital Center to positively identify him, Jennifer Morales told the newspaper.

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    Just because he's dead doesn't mean he can park wherever he wants.....
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    Wonder if the city will press the family to pay the fines???
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    Was the car in the place where they ticketed it IN PARK? Since the public want robots devoid of emotional responses all we will have is the letter of the law.

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    Even though the man had family, something tells me that he was one of those that were living homeless by choice. At least he didn't have a heart attack while driving and possibly take someone else out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
    Wonder if the city will press the family to pay the fines???
    That was my first thought.. I must be a sick bastard
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
    Wonder if the city will press the family to pay the fines???
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    That was my first thought.. I must be a sick bastard
    No, you're just practical. The city has to get their money from somewhere, right?


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