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LAPD again enforcing "taco truck law"?


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LAPD again enforcing "taco truck law"?

Feed_me | Jan 21, 2009 08:50 PM

Today I was driving past the Beto's taco truck parked on Jefferson between La Brea and La Cienega and stopped to get a burrito. While I was waiting for my order an LAPD car stopped in the street and put on one flashing light. Since I'd never seen the police do anything when I was there I took my burrito and ate it on the spot. As I walked back to my parked car the police car then put on his full assortment of lights. The policeman exited his car and walked towards the taco truck as I drove off. The thing was I was still hungry after this good-sized burrito and started driving about and spotted a new (at least to me) truck called Tacos La China on Adams near Hauser. It was manned by two young gals and a young guy. I ordered 3 tacos and again the same police car I saw earlier pulls up doing the same thing as before. I went up to the window and told one of the gals about the earlier occurrence. "Where was this?" she asked. I told her the location sort of (stupidly, I guess) assuming all these operators kind of know their local competitors. "He's going to give us a ticket" she said. I got my order and began eating. The gal talked to the policeman and came back with a ticket in hand. She was on her cellphone and at one point the cop says, "I'll drive you." "Fine," she says and gets in the car and they drive off.
The fellow in the La China truck comes back with their pickup to tow away the food preparing trailer. I talked to him and he told me his girlfriend got mad and told the policeman, "These other trucks better get a ticket too if I get one." Arrgh! The guy told me this cop has been on the beat for 30 years and knows the location of every truck in his area. After I finished talking and eating I drove by the Beto's truck location and I saw (probably) the same police car and the Beto's truck dark and I assume ready to leave. Does anyone know if that old taco truck law about moving every half hour is back being enforced. I checked the site and don't see any recent postings about the police re-enforcing the law.

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