While only anecdotal, the San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic may be cracking down on violators by getting lead footed with the dreaded "boot."
After five parking tickets, officials can attach a metal device to car wheels and incapacitate the vehicle.
Three cars were booted on a single block of Capp street in the Mission District, which is likely evidence of a sweep.
The cash-starved city could be looking to get more people to cough up their fines in order to help balance the books.
Though before you cry conspiracy, note that even San Francisco City Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi got kicked to the curb by the SFDPT.
Jackson West figures if they don't catch you in the wash, they'll catch you in the rinse.