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In Baltimore, no good deed goes unpunished [Letter]

In Baltimore, no good deed goes unpunished [Letter]

Letter writer Terry Parker recently lauded Baltimore for having "some of the nicest, friendliest and most helpful people I have encountered" ("A charming visit to Charm City," Oct. 6). My own experience was the opposite.

Late in the afternoon on Sept. 27 I was working as a volunteer at the Baltimore Book Festival, an event designed to attract tourists to Baltimore. When I returned to the parking lot, at 414 Light St., to drive home, however, I discovered that my car had been towed away.

The cost to retrieve it was $330 and could...