ED Magedson – Founder
A-1 Towing Recovery23 Milken Mills Rd. Old Orrchard Beach, Maine USA
A-1 Towing Recovery David Perkins Threatening, extortion, rude, criminal, scam, cash only, unprofessional Old Orrchard Beach Maine
For quite some time I have been parking at a closed church on Cutts Ave. I have an apartment close by and don't want to clog up the street or the parking at my building any more than it needs to be. I have been doing this for about 2 years, and the parking lot is never more than a 3rd full. Since the church is currently closed I mistakenly assumed no one would mind.
My car was towed from the lot by A-1 towing and I had no idea who had towed my car as they did not inform me or the local police. I just came back from a weekend away it was gone with no one to contact. After calling around and a visit to the police station worried about the car being stolen, I eventually figured it out. I called the A-1 towing number and the man on the phone demanded $320 CASH ONLY for towing the car 2 miles. [continued below]....
Needing my car back I eventually gave into his demands and made the exchange at the gas station. I had to write up my own receipt for the guy to sign to prove that I paid him before taking the car. I was then driven to a strange back lot in the woods where a few junk cars were being held. The whole event was very unprofessional and left a bad taste in my mouth, I feel I was extorted.
I understand the church has every right to keep people out of their parking area, however, there must be a better way to do it, I'll gladly put up some hobby horse barriers to save someone else from my experience. If you must tow people please do not use this service. For the Full Section refencing the Maine law he refused to abide by go to Title 29-A §1861. Holding vehicle and its accessories in the Maine Revised Statutes.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/15/2013 08:02 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/A-1-Towing-Recovery/Old-Orrchard-Beach-Maine-04064/A-1-Towing-Recovery-David-Perkins-Threatening-extortion-rude-criminal-scam-cash-onl-1092037. 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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