Pissed Off Port of Miami Valets Dump Keys in a Giant Pile and Let Drivers Fend For Themselves

Categories: Road Rage

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Dozens of cruise ship passengers got off their ocean jaunts all tanned and rested only to experience a slice of pure parking hell Miami style. Passengers who had left their cars in city parking lot 58 found no signs of valets and just a big pile of keys dumped on the asphalt.

According to NBC Miami, the valets were apparently upset that they weren't being paid properly by Tampa-based Premier Parking Ventures so they dumped the keys in protest. Though, it was the customers who ended up getting the blunt end of the protest.

"We get here, and we hand in our ticket, and they try to find the car, and the girl says, 'Listen, you should try and find your own car. We don't know where the keys are,'" Bob Smith told WSVN.

Several rummaged through the pile looking for their keys. Others had locksmiths come out to make new keys. Some called tow trucks and a few had spare keys driven to them. But even if the customers did manage to find their keys that didn't mean they were getting out of the lot anytime soon. In many cases they still had other cars blocking them in.

"They had just a mosh pit of people scrambling through keys, and people saying they're gonna miss their flight, some people screaming they're gonna call the police," passenger Brian Kline told NBC Miami.

As of this morning some passengers still were not able to drive their cars out of the lot.

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23 comments
rabbipedro
rabbipedro

I just checked. They are owned by a couple of Dot Headed Slurpee Technicians

rabbipedro
rabbipedro

were the owners of the valet company Jews or Cubans?

Earl Jackson
Earl Jackson

This why I will not give my car key to strangers at valets . I park and lock my vehicle everywhere I go.

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

So not one person could press the panic button on the key fob in order to match keys to cars? I was a valet for a while and it's definitely one of those industries where you don't even want to know what goes on behind the scenes.

Ronnie_M
Ronnie_M

If you know you're gonna get fired, this sounds like an amusing way to go out with a bang

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

last time i went on a cruise i just took a cab to the port and left my car at home.

Jeffrey Knight
Jeffrey Knight

Instead of dragging the passengers into this mess, why didn't the valet attendants just hire a good labor lawyer to go after management?

Annalie Basanta
Annalie Basanta

Funny thing is, just for doing this, not only are they not going to get paid more but probably not at all since they'll probably get fired.

Christopher A. Haik
Christopher A. Haik

It's kind of an a-hole thing to do, but it's likely that the company really was trying to screw them. Fuck that, make a mess and quit

Shikyma ThickMonster Clare
Shikyma ThickMonster Clare

I always recommend people actually park on the Port & stop being so cheap. At least there is 24-hour security there.

Jorge Garcia Jr
Jorge Garcia Jr

This exactly why I will never live in Miami and when I travel I avoid it as much possible! It's really not Miami, it's the garbage that lives there!

Typical
Typical

That's what happens when you hire high school dropouts

jacob.marek
jacob.marek

Pretty sure I would recognize my own keys...

Christian Wells
Christian Wells

I'm not justifying what the valet people did, but when you pay people sh*tty wages, you create the kind of resentment that leads to messes like this.

Darcy Shepard
Darcy Shepard

Very amusing actually.. Not for the cruisers, but still...

j.pollo
j.pollo topcommenter

How long does it take to find your keys among "dozens" of keys? But I guess it's more satisfying to whine and throw a tantrum.

Alexander Apotheosis
Alexander Apotheosis

I would have called the police to make a criminal report so that I could use it later when I sue the valet company.

native
native

with the money they make parking cars????????  You're funny.....

ledvib
ledvib

@Jorge Garcia Jr I forgot all the other cities are garbage-free...

ledvib
ledvib

@Typical who else could they hire to treat terribly? PhDs?


native
native

First thing I thought.....you can't recognize your own car keys?

native
native

That's what you should do...sue someone over a friggin set of keys.....so happy to see you are learning how to be a good American.

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