On Friday December 28, 2012 I was at Applebees on 66th St having dinner with my family. Applebees parking lot is joined by another lot on the north side. I made the mistake of parking there.
When we exited dinner, my car was gone, I then noticed the Snake Eyes Towing sign hidden about 2 feet from the ground in each of the 2 entrances. I screwed up, and didn't pay attention. I then retrieved the phone 813-298-2941 from the sign and called Gandy Snake Eyes to find out where my vehicle is and how much this mistake would cost me. I was told it would cost me $160 cash to get my car back and I had 10 minutes before the price went up $100 cash. I asked for a break down and was told to "Go F@#k
I quickly arranged for a ride as I did not have a extra $100 to give the snake. I drove to Gulfport 3.8 miles and it was then I waited for over 90 minutes. [continued below]....
..... A gruff nasty man finally arrived and demanded $160 cash to receive my vehicle. I asked what the wait was and if there was any discount. I was informed " I could pay the $160 cash now or take a a*s beating for wasting my time" as a woman I didn't appreciate the tone but in fear I paid up the $160. I received a handwritten PAID $160 on a Burger King napkin.
As the Pinellas County Ordinance $100 hook $3.00 per mile is the MAX you can charge not to exceed 10 miles. The first 6 hours are free of storage, and they must release your vehicle 24 hours per day with no gate fee. These crooks are 1 month old buisness with practices like these its a good thing they work for a attorney!
I have done my research on the towing laws, as well as this so called Investment Firm. Good luck. Stay away from the Snakes.