My girlfriend got in a car accident in Oceanside. Immediately on the street she was approached by this guy who says he owns MO Custom Autosports which was right down the street from the accident. He went on and on about how he is such a good trustworthy person, said he was a family man after my girlfriend told him that she was a low income single mother of 2.
She was in such shock after the accident that her mind was racing and couldn't think clearly. Anyways, he convinced her to drive her car into his shop, telling her she shouldn't drive it because the hood was bent, promising her NO STORAGE FEES - even if she decided to have her car serviced somewhere else. He said he just wanted to be a good samaritan and be of help to her.
We called our insurance that same day and they sent out an adjuster the next day to make an estimate. This guy had already taken the hood off of my girlfriends car and took off the front headlights without any kind of permission from my girlfriend to do so.
Anyways, the insurance company cut my girlfriend a check for the repairs, and the next day this guy was at my girlfriends work during lunch bugging her to give him all of the insurance money right then and there, saying that he had to order the parts that day or he wouldn't be able to order the parts for 3 weeks (BS!!!)
This guy was already sounding and acting shady by the lies coming out of his mouth and by showing up at her work to bug her for the money, so she told him thank you for letting it sit at his shop for a few days, but she was going to have it towed to her friends shop to have it repaired there.
He instantly showed his true colors and was telling her that he was not going to release her vehicle until she paid him $500 for storage fees (that he promised her he would not charge her) and pay for the labor it cost him to take the hood and her headlights off (which he was NOT given permission to do in the first place).
My girlfriend told him she was calling the California Bureau of Auto Repair and report him, and he told her "Fine. It's not the first time I've dealt with them and I won't be releasing your vehicle and I'll see you in court."
The Bureau of Auto Repair went out to his business immediately and told him he was committing fraud and needed to release her vehicle. He tried lying to them saying my girlfriend signed something giving him permission (LIE!) but they saw right through his lies. Apparently they have had to deal with this guy multiple times.
Anyways, he drove my gf's car and parked it on the street and threw her hood next to it, left all the hardware scattered all over her floorboard and walked away.
DO NOT do business with this company. They are very shady and they prey upon the good hard working honest people so they can leach hard earned money from them. This guy is a CON ARTIST, and has ZERO business ethics. I don't know the man's name but he is the owner.