Friday, September 23, 2011

How LA Fitness almost got me into trouble

I had just finished a live broadcast at O'Rielly Chevrolet.

There was no room to park on the O'Rielly lot so I had parked next to BevMo to the east.  I was returning to my car and noticed that the LA Fitness sign had the "it" burned out so it read "LAF NESS".  Which sounded like a bad comedy club name and I thought I'd take a picture of it.

I walked down from my car, took the photo, and was returning to my car when a little pickup with yellow lights on top pulled up behind my car with what appeared to be a 90 year old woman driving in a uniform.  She apparently was the security guard on duty.  I am not exaggerating about her age.  If she was any younger than 90 life hasn't been kind to her.

The wackjob of ancient origin asked me what I was taking a picture of.  I pointed to the sign and told her that I thought it looked funny and I wanted to snap a photo to post online.

"You cannot take photos on this property without prior authorization of the property manager.  Do you have authorization of the property manager for taking photos?  And why are you parked here?  What organization are you with?"

I explained I was with Mega 106.3, I had done an event at O'Rielly, they had no available parking so I parked next to BevMo, I had take a photo of the sign because it looked funny to me, and I was leaving.

"You cannot do this.  No photos are allowed on this property without prior authorization of the property manager."

I told her I only was taking one photo, I am leaving, and I closed my trunk (I was putting my camera away).

"Do not take any additional photos or I will have to take further action."  At this point, she then drives away.

Hopefully further action would have not involved flinging her Depends diaper at me.  Park Place Mall security is FIERCE!

Here's the photo:

Hello LA Fitness. You make me LAF.