'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.

lgomez@tribune.com | Twitter @TribLuis

For more celebrity news and sightings in Chicago, go to chicagotribune.com/luis

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
Related Content
  • Interview: A night at the Bulls game with Zach Gilford

    Interview: A night at the Bulls game with Zach Gilford

    Zach Gilford wanted to acknowledge the crowd when he appeared on the United Center scoreboard Saturday, but the"Friday Night Lights" actor wasn't sure how.

  • Bold predictions for Lolla 2015

    Bold predictions for Lolla 2015

    The Lolla schedule is sort of like the NCAA tournament: there are millions of possible combinations, and it’s anyone’s guess what the winning picks will be. With that in mind, we make some bold predictions about how this year’s fest (returning to Grant Park Fri.-Sun.) will turn out. Breakout artist...

  • 2010 killing of Chicago cop detailed at trial; man claims self-defense

    2010 killing of Chicago cop detailed at trial; man claims self-defense

    The man on trial in the killing of Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg hated police and surprised the officer as he changed out of his uniform at shift end and placed his duty belt down, a Cook County prosecutor alleged Monday.

  • Aldermen to hold hearing on untested rape kits

    Aldermen to hold hearing on untested rape kits

    Chicago aldermen on Monday called on police officials to provide information on how quickly rape kits are being tested by the state crime lab, part of a largely symbolic effort to determine whether a large backlog is hampering work to apprehend rapists.

  • Alderman's 'Chi-raq' criticism falls flat

    Alderman's 'Chi-raq' criticism falls flat

    A South Side alderman's effort to tweak filmmaker Spike Lee for using "Chi-raq" as the title for a movie about Chicago violence fell flat Monday with his colleagues.

  • ComEd to hold energy fairs to help low-income customers

    ComEd to hold energy fairs to help low-income customers

    Commonwealth Edison will hold energy fairs at satellite locations across the region Monday in order to get money to thousands of people struggling to pay their electricity bills in northern Illinois.

  • PAWS Chicago "Muttshots!"

    PAWS Chicago "Muttshots!"

    These adorable pups are on the loose looking for a place to call home. They have a warrant out for their arrest. Their crime? Being irresistibly cute and cuddly. If you're interested in adopting any of these dogs, please visit www.pawschicago.org for more information.

  • Wabash Lights exceeds Kickstarter goal, hopes to begin test this fall

    Wabash Lights exceeds Kickstarter goal, hopes to begin test this fall

    The designers of an ambitious plan to install colorful LED lights on the underside of the Wabash Avenue "L" tracks raised almost $60,000 in a Kickstarter campaign that will allow them to move forward with a test of the project.

Comments
Loading

76°