• Report: #514386

Complaint Review: J&J TOWING OF MARGATE

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  • Submitted: Sat, October 24, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, October 26, 2009

  • Reported By: JJ — MARGATE Florida USA
J&J TOWING OF MARGATE
5613 NW 8TH St Margate, Florida United States of America

J&J TOWING OF MARGATE ILLEGAL TOWING Margate, Florida

*Consumer Comment: I should also note..

*Consumer Comment: Robert..you didn't need to write so much....

*Consumer Comment: Stolen?..Bad Advise...

*Consumer Comment: report the car stolen...

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J&J Towing of Margate towed my car illegally, the car is registered and has full insurance and was parked in my condo legally with a association parking permit displayed in the windshield. Yet these retards towed the car anyway because they're too lazy to check if it's the right car they are supposed to tow and then they want me to pay for it to bring it back. How is this not a ripoff?

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/24/2009 01:36 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/JJ-TOWING-OF-MARGATE/Margate-Florida-33063/JJ-TOWING-OF-MARGATE-ILLEGAL-TOWING-Margate-Florida-514386. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

I should also note..

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

Where there could be a problem...is if the police and this towing company is in cahoots..or friendly with the local police.

In this case of course they may not give it priority....but I feel if the owner wants the vehicle back without paying...the police may be the only hope.

If the post as stated is true...technically the owner could sue for damages as well...I can't imagine why this company thinks they can charge anyone for their mistake..unless.... they claim and can prove someone else in authority called and instructed them to tow the vehicle.

In that case ..the poster may have to pay to get the vehicle out..and try to collect from whomever was responsible for having the vehicle towed...as this "scenario" could release the towing company from any legal responsibility.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Robert..you didn't need to write so much....

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

Maybe to you it's bad advise...but if my car is not where I parked it when I get there...and my car was legally parked where it was..I call the police and report it stolen.

Now if the tow truck company made a mistake as posted...all they need to do is apologize and tow the car back..or release it to the owner with no charges.

If the tow truck company is refusing...then they stole the car..or I guess you could call it kidnapping if they are holding it for ransom....

No list of scenarios needed...this is the fact of the matter, you can't twist it around..too simple.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Stolen?..Bad Advise...

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

While Ronny is well meaning the above advise may get the OP in more trouble. Because the car was not stolen it was towed.  If they call the police one of several things will happen.

Scenario 1 - They will ask if he knows who stole it.  If the OP says NO they will take a report.  However, they will also check to see if it was towed.  As that is standard procedure.  Once they discover it was towed, if they find out that the OP already knew that the police could go after the OP for filing a false report.

Scenario 2 - The OP explains this story to them.  They will state that that is a Civil matter between the Tow Company, the Residence Association(if there is one), and the OP.  They will not intervene.

Scenario 3 - The OP goes to the lot to pick up the car and they try to make them pay.  In this case the cops would come out if they call.  However it would be a low priority call.  Depending on how busy they are it may be 30 minutes or 6-8 hours, before they show up.  Once they show up all the tow company has to say is that the OP has to pay and the cops can't do a thing.

Now, it appears that 3 may not apply as the report is that they want to charge the OP to "bring it back".  So should they bring it back if it was a mistake..yes.  But if they don't there is nothing the police can do to "force" them too.  If the Tow company stated it was a mistake I would hope that they OP gets that in WRITING.  Although if the OP ends up paying for them to bring it back and there is no proof that they had to pay for the initial tow that may be enough proof.  I am just talking expediency in getting the car back and not who was right.  If it was towed by mistake they then need to file a Small Claims case for any losses that was incurred.  If the city has an agency or commission that licenses tow companies they need to make a report with them as well.

 

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#4 Consumer Comment

report the car stolen...

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

If what you state is true..report the car stolen..which according to your report..is what this tow truck company did.

If they towed it illegally..the police and insurance company can sort this out with the towing company...why should you pay?
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