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Showtime's 'Billions' Could Be Behind City Commissioner's Missing Car

By Leslie Albrecht | September 15, 2016 6:29pm
 DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg says her car went missing in Park Slope as the Showtime series
DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg says her car went missing in Park Slope as the Showtime series "Billions" starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis (right) was filming.
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A city commissioner's car went missing in Park Slope and the premium cable show "Billions" could be to blame.

Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg told attendees at a Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce breakfast that the "beat-up" Honda Civic she and her husband drive was nowhere to be found Thursday morning, Politico New York reported.

Suspect No. 1 in the case was the Showtime series "Billions," which had been filming in the area where the car was parked, near Sixth Avenue and St. John's Place, Trottenberg said.

Calling the incident a "true Brooklyn experience," Trottenberg got a big laugh from the audience as she described how she and her husband woke up to move the car in time for alternate side parking only to find the vehicle gone.

"We called the precinct, and they said, 'Oh yeah, it’s over on Lincoln Place,'" Trottenberg said, according to Politico. "No it wasn’t, it wasn't on Lincoln Place. So listen, it's a beat-up Honda Civic hybrid. It's got a bunch of old political bumper stickers that are kind of falling off. If you see it, call me, OK? Because I don’t know where the hell my car is."

Trottenberg also joked, "I'm calling Paul Giamatti and making him come give it back."

A DOT spokeswoman told DNAinfo New York late Thursday that Trottenberg still hadn't found her car, "but she isn't worried. She is confident it will turn up in [the] next couple of days."

"Billions" stars the fiercely whispering Paul Giamatti as a blue blood federal prosecutor obsessed with bringing down a nouveau riche hedge fund manager, played by Damian Lewis. Characters generally travel in helicopters, chauffeured black cars and Maseratis, so this incident is the show's closest brush with the frustrations of alternate side parking thus far.