Football fans say they were tricked

October 12, 2008 10:10:42 PM PDT
Dozens of people attending the Texas-Oklahoma football game at the State Fair of Texas say they were lured into what they thought were legal parking lots and then found their cars towed when they returned. Car owners told Dallas television station KXAS that "no parking" signs were put up while they were gone Saturday.

A Dallas Morning News blog reported online Sunday that drivers told their reporters that they'd paid $10 to park in the various lots near the fairgrounds.

"They were flagging us in, it looked legit," Rachael Escamilla told the newspaper.

Tara Fults told the newspaper when she and her friends returned to where they'd parked, they notice a "no parking" sign nailed to a tree.

"We would have seen it and everyone else would have seen it," she said.

The drivers lined up outside Lone Star Auto Services to pay nearly $200 to get their cars out of the impound lot. A Lone Star employee who would not give his name said no one was available to comment on Sunday.

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