Florida auto dealerships load unsold vehicles into garages reserved for evacuees

Several Florida dealerships faced criticism over the weekend for storing fleets of vehicles in areas reserved for the public as Irma blasted the region.

When they tried to park Friday, they found numerous spots in the covered campus garage were filled with sparkling new cars from Napleton Infiniti, a dealership in Tallahassee.

“Shame on you Napleton Infinity of Tallahassee for taking up many FSU parking garage spots and preventing FSU students and its surrounding community from parking in one of the few options they have”, one Yelp reviewer wrote. A auto dealer in Hollywood, Florida is also accused of taking advantage of public garages this week after more than forty vehicles from his dealership were found in a single garage.

Napleton made arrangements with CityPlace’s parking managers for the spaces Tuesday, Lynn Tidwell, general sales manager for the dealership, told the Palm Beach Post Friday. “Hopefully there’s not a lot of flooding but in event it’s as bad as they say its going to be, ours should be safe from the water”.

The city’s closest shelter, at Beachside Montessori Village, was also full, city officials said.

Napleton Infiniti had to remove the review section from Facebook after negative reviews, but that didn’t stop others from posting in the comments under other posts.

Apparently a sneaky auto dealer filled the garage with more than 40 of the cars from his lot.

The city of Hollywood, between Miami and Ft. But as of Saturday morning, the city had not yet discovered the culprit responsible.

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