'Friday Night Lights' star gets car towed in Logan Square

Zach Gilford can relate to the many people who had their cars towed due to Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban, which went into effect Sunday. The “Friday Night Lights” actor and Evanston native was forced to make a visit to the auto pound this weekend while in town for Thanksgiving, only Gilford was there because he parked in a handicap spot.

“I was just a bonehead and didn't notice a handicap sign across the street from the apartment we were staying in on Sacramento in Logan Square,” Gilford said by email Monday. “The really annoying part is that I won't even put my car in a handicap spot with my blinkers on to run in somewhere because I think its bad karma.

“The sign had no number to call or any hint as to where my car had been taken or how to get it back. We had to google auto pounds in the area and ask if a black jeep had been brought in. Once we found it, I had to call the rental agency and have them fax over a release form to the pound saying I could pick it up. It was all a big hassle but everyone was actually super nice.”

Gilford – who was part of Fox’s short-lived drama series, “The Mob Doctor,” which filmed in Chicago last year – can be seen in the found footage horror film “Devil’s Due” in January.

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