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Complaint Review: Bob Villa - Internet

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  • Bob Villa www.bobvilla.com Internet U.S.A.

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I'm a limo driver. Last week I was called to pick up none other than Bob Vila from the show This Old House at LAX and take him to the Beverly Hilton. He was in town for the TV show The View. I'm used to driving around old entertainment queens like Merv Griffin, Gregg Hunter and Clint Eastwood, but nothing prepared me for this Bob Vila guy. First, he wanted, or should I say, DEMANDED that I take him down to the Maywood Home Depot to pick up a date for the evening. I told him that only 5 hours had been prepaid by the production company and he said, Don't worry about it, you'll get your money.

We finally get to the Home Depot on Slauson Avenue and Bob picks up this Mexican guy. barely legal, I'm not talking about his immigration status, I'm talking about his age. 18 My a*s! But then again, he didn't speak a word of English, so he could have been illegal in both ways. Little Pedro wasn't in the limo more than 30 seconds before Bob had his clothes ripped off and demanding that the kid to do some of the most disgusting things one can imagine. I'm no prude, OK. I have had crazy things happen in my limo before like Don Knotts doing a Cleveland Steamer on Roger Ebert - but Bob Vila should change his last name from Vila to VILE. I can't even bring myself to describe what he was doing to poor little Pedro in the back of my limo. And on top of it all, Bob Vila is a mean, rude p***k. After that, things went from bad to worse. He ordered me to drive to a bar in the Silver Lake area called the Man Hole. Since Pedro wasn't anywhere near 21, he had to stay in the car. While Bob was inside the Man Hole doing god knows what, I had a chance to hose out the back of my limo and visit with Little Pedro. He told me that he met Bob Vila in TJ. Bob told him that he would give him a job if he made it to America.

After about an hour of waiting, Bob Vila came staggering out of the bar, drunk. We finally drove Pedro back to Maywood. When we dropped him off, Bob gave him a $10 off coupon for a Sears Craftsman Drill and booted him out onto the street.

I finally get this rip-off back to the Hilton at 6:00am. I told him that he still owed me for 6 hours of limo time not covered by the production company.

He stiffed me on the limo ride and tip. And he was a rude, nasty pig. In the future, AVOID Bob Vila at all costs. And keep him away from your children.

Sol
Los Angeles, California
U.S.A.

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#16 REBUTTAL Individual responds

This isn't Bob Vila's 1st Rodeo

AUTHOR: Pedro Goldstein - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I am going to make this short but sweet: Mr. Bob Vila is secretly planning to provide financial support to backwards banana republics and their vindictive dictators. I realize that that may sound rather conspiratorial and farfetched to most people, which is why you need to understand that this is not wild speculation. This is not a conspiracy theory. This is documented fact. I urge you to read this reply carefully, keeping an open mind, from the beginning to the end, and without skipping around. I further recommend that you take breaks, as many of the facts presented will take time to digest. Why is he turning s**t peddlers loose against us good citizens? He says he's doing it for some worthy cause. In reality, Mr. Vila's doing it because there is no such thing as evil in the abstract. It exists only in the evil deeds of evil people like Mr. Vila.

The great irony is that just because Mr. Vila and his provocateurs don't like being labelled as "unstable perverts" or "moonstruck mafia dons" doesn't mean the shoe doesn't fit. I, speaking as someone who is not a sinful despot, have the following to say to the assertion that the bogeyman is going to get us if we don't agree to his demands: Baloney! Does he actually think his arguments through, or does he just chug along on his computer writing about whatever trite rejoinders happen to suit his needs that day? I ask because some raucous schmucks actually assert that he has the mandate of Heaven to consign our traditional values to the rubbish heap of antidisestablishmentarianism. This is the kind of muddled thinking that he is encouraging with his codices. Even worse, all those who raise their voice against this brainwashing campaign are denounced as ill-natured mountebanks. Mr. Vila is not interested in what is true and what is false or in what is good and what is evil. In fact, those distinctions have no meaning to him whatsoever. The only thing that has any meaning to Mr. Vila is animalism. Why? We should be able to look into our own souls for the answer. If we do, I suspect we'll find that an armed revolt against Mr. Vila is morally justified. However, I think that it is not yet strategically justified.

Am I the only one who makes that observation? Of course not. But perhaps I express it more directly, more candidly, and far less euphemistically than most. More to the point, Mr. Vila operates on an international scale to impose theological straightjackets on scriptural interpretation. It's only fitting, therefore, that we, too, work on an international scale, but to push the envelope on our knowledge of the world around us. The only way out of Mr. Bob Vila's rat maze is to bring the communion of knowledge to all of us. It's that simple.

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#15 UPDATE Employee

Dr Phil Looks Good In A Dress, If You Are All Liquired Up On Cheap Gin

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

POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2008

I don't why you are disgusted by Dr Phil wearing a dress. He has more curves than County Road 45 in Buford County. What red blooded American man wouldn't to grab a piece of Doctor Phil's a*s as he swishes and wiggles his way down the street. I think he looks BETTER than Barbara Walters if you ask me. Heck, just thinking about it is giving me one of the biggest boners I've ever had.

Come to DADDY Dr. Phil! ! ! !

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#14 Consumer Comment

Don't Throw in the Towel, Randy...

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

POSTED: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"He was in town to do the Dr. Phil show. In drag, he looks a lot like Barbara Walters"

Aren't you glad you stuck around for this? LOL

Life sucks, but there is still a knee slapper or two once in a while.

HAHAHAHA Looks like Barbara Walters. I don't have access to the substances they use out there to make that picture work in my head, though.

Too horrible to contemplate. YUK!!! EEEWWWW. :P

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#13 Author of original report

My Mistake

AUTHOR: Sol Weinman - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He was in town to do the Dr. Phil show. In drag, he looks a lot like Barbara Walters

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#12 Author of original report

My Mistake

AUTHOR: Sol Weinman - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He was in town to do the Dr. Phil show. In drag, he looks a lot like Barbara Walters

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#11 Author of original report

My Mistake

AUTHOR: Sol Weinman - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He was in town to do the Dr. Phil show. In drag, he looks a lot like Barbara Walters

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#10 Author of original report

My Mistake

AUTHOR: Sol Weinman - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He was in town to do the Dr. Phil show. In drag, he looks a lot like Barbara Walters

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#9 Consumer Suggestion

the whole report is suspect

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

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2008

The limo driver said that he picked up Bob Villa in LA because hew as going to appear on THE VIEW. The VIEW is filmed in New York City, so right away the report is a lie, and if one part is a lie, then the rest probably is too.

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#8 UPDATE Employee

Bob Vila Stiffed Me Too

AUTHOR: Jim Webb Bail Bonds - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2008

Late last year I got called out to the Compton City Jail by Melissa Marchand who said she was Bob Vila's agent. She told me that Mr. Vila was being held on "Bogus Charges" by the Compton School Police. She wouldn't tell me what he wwas charged with, other than to go down to the jail and spread around however much money I needed to, to make the incident "go away". Since I know most of the Compton School Police from when I was a parole agent (most of them were on parole at various times), I drove all the way over to the Police Station on Santa Fe Ave from my house in West Compton and was able to secure his release for a carton of Newports and $100 in crack. I also had to give Danny Battles a nude photo of Richard Simmons as well arrange a date with him. I promised to never reveal the crime VILA was charged with, but let me just say, it involved a pair of dirty gym shorts, a can of motor oil and a banana. After doing all this, Bob never even said thanks for the assit. He just grabbed my cell phone and called some Limo company in Huntington Park to come pick him up. I sent bill after bill to Bob and his manager, Melissa. NADA - They both totally stiffed me.

Screw That Deadbeat

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#7 Consumer Comment

Yeah, Right!

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

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2008

FUBAR
"This guy is so full of it, although his story is funny, its not actually true. Hosed out his Limo....pfffft, what a crock."

Yeah, how does he do that anyway? Does he get so many Hollywood types puking their guts out in the back seat he carries a hose in the trunk? Then what? Pulls up to a fire hydrant and hooks up? Maybe pulls into a car wash.... LOL


Guess he would have to have vinyl seat covers back there rather than cloth. Hmmmmm.

And yes, this guy better have proof. This site isn't so anonymous you can get away with being a guy's limo driver and not be able to be found. What an idiot. Wonder if my impression of Vila as a self-absorbed narcissist is accurate and these two deserve each other. Is this some kind of Karma going on here? Hmmm.

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#6 Consumer Comment

Yeah, Right!

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

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2008

FUBAR
"This guy is so full of it, although his story is funny, its not actually true. Hosed out his Limo....pfffft, what a crock."

Yeah, how does he do that anyway? Does he get so many Hollywood types puking their guts out in the back seat he carries a hose in the trunk? Then what? Pulls up to a fire hydrant and hooks up? Maybe pulls into a car wash.... LOL


Guess he would have to have vinyl seat covers back there rather than cloth. Hmmmmm.

And yes, this guy better have proof. This site isn't so anonymous you can get away with being a guy's limo driver and not be able to be found. What an idiot. Wonder if my impression of Vila as a self-absorbed narcissist is accurate and these two deserve each other. Is this some kind of Karma going on here? Hmmm.

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#5 Consumer Comment

Yeah, Right!

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

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2008

FUBAR
"This guy is so full of it, although his story is funny, its not actually true. Hosed out his Limo....pfffft, what a crock."

Yeah, how does he do that anyway? Does he get so many Hollywood types puking their guts out in the back seat he carries a hose in the trunk? Then what? Pulls up to a fire hydrant and hooks up? Maybe pulls into a car wash.... LOL


Guess he would have to have vinyl seat covers back there rather than cloth. Hmmmmm.

And yes, this guy better have proof. This site isn't so anonymous you can get away with being a guy's limo driver and not be able to be found. What an idiot. Wonder if my impression of Vila as a self-absorbed narcissist is accurate and these two deserve each other. Is this some kind of Karma going on here? Hmmm.

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#4 Consumer Comment

Yeah, Right!

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

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2008

FUBAR
"This guy is so full of it, although his story is funny, its not actually true. Hosed out his Limo....pfffft, what a crock."

Yeah, how does he do that anyway? Does he get so many Hollywood types puking their guts out in the back seat he carries a hose in the trunk? Then what? Pulls up to a fire hydrant and hooks up? Maybe pulls into a car wash.... LOL


Guess he would have to have vinyl seat covers back there rather than cloth. Hmmmmm.

And yes, this guy better have proof. This site isn't so anonymous you can get away with being a guy's limo driver and not be able to be found. What an idiot. Wonder if my impression of Vila as a self-absorbed narcissist is accurate and these two deserve each other. Is this some kind of Karma going on here? Hmmm.

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#3 Consumer Comment

FUBAR

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

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2008

This guy is so full of it, although his story is funny, its not actually true. Hosed out his Limo....pfffft, what a crock.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Wow!

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

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2008

I have never particularly like Bob Villa either and Norm Abrams did far better without him.

However, I really hope for your sake that this is verifiable truth. These are some pretty serious accusations.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Not a Bob Vila fan either...

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

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2008

I have never particularly enjoyed watching Bob Vila on TV. I got the impression he was too full of himself and wondered if he was some kind of prima donna behind the scenes and that was the reason he got cancelled the first time.

Now with that said, I have to wonder if he is this stupid and insane to pull something like this. Not sayhing he couldn't be, mind you. Just wondering if he is really this far gone mentally.


Now to the crux of the matter:

Does this limo of yours not have a PHONE???

You take orders from the person who signs your check, not the person in the back seat who says to not worry about how long the limo is rented for. Now, assuming you had no phone, which I cannot reasonably do anyway... being a good, responsible employee you would stop at a pay phonel or use the one at Home Depot, or the one in the bar and call in to get approval for the extra time in advance.

Wouldn't you?

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