BUFFALO, N.Y. — India Walton, who is running for Buffalo mayor, confirmed on Twitter that her vehicle was impounded for unpaid parking tickets and an expired inspection on Thursday.
In her tweet, Walton says she should have handled them on time and is handling them now.
She also questioned whether or not this was a "deliberate act of harassment and intimidation by my opponent." Her opponent is current Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, who lost the democratic primary to Walton in June and is running a write-in campaign for the November election.
According to the City of Buffalo, nine cars were towed by 1 p.m. Thursday, and another four had been booted.
In order for a car to be towed, the city says there must be at least three unpaid tickets, and one of them at a maximum, which means it hasn’t been paid for at least 120 days.
The inspection on the vehicle must also be expired, which Walton said it was. An expired inspection means a vehicle is considered illegal and cannot be on the road.
2 On Your Side reached out to Brown's campaign for a statement regarding Walton's allegations.
We received a statement from a spokesperson for the Brown campaign.
"Today is another example of Ms. Walton’s failure to take responsibility for anything - there is always someone else to blame or a conspiracy around the corner. Breaking the law is not 'my bad … but' over and over. If you don't follow the law, you can't be expected to uphold it."
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the registration was expired. It was not. The inspection sticker was expired.