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Cars with water up over the doors are parked in a downtown neighborhood after Hurricane Irma brought floodwaters to in Jacksonville, Fla. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, (AP Photo/John Raoux)

A Florida car dealership is facing backlash for using a free parking garage during Irma


A Florida car dealership sparked outrage among Tallahassee residents and Florida State students when it used a free parking garage to protect the dealership's inventory of new cars as Hurricane Irma approached, according to FSView.

Florida State University opened its parking garages to the public ahead of Irma's landfall so people would have a safe place to protect their vehicles from water damage.

But people started to complain when a local dealership, Napleton Infiniti, began taking up many of the spots.

Angered students and residents quickly took to the dealership's Yelp page to express their disapproval.

"Shame on you Napleton Infinity of Tallahassee for taking up many FSU parking garage spots and preventing FSU students and it's surrounding community from parking in one of the few options they have. FSU made those spots available to the students and citizens -- not for your convenience of UNSOLD inventory. Very disappointing!" one Yelp reviewer wrote.

Another accused the dealership of "putting profits before people."

By Sunday, Florida State addressed the issue, tweeting that the dealership's vehicles had been removed.

FSView and Florida Flambeau, which cover university news, reached out to the dealership for comment but did not receive a response.

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