My question involves a towing in the state of : Maryland
I live in a tight spaced community (in terms of proximity of homes and driveways) where everyone is unbelievably hostile to one another about property lines. I moved in about a year ago and understood well the do's and don'ts of this ridiculous neighborhood. about six months ago my neighbor across the street used our house for a book club meeting of senior citizens which was no problem for me. Unfortunately an elderly woman parked her car partially in our neighbors half of their abandon EMPTY space next to our driveway. they called a towing agency and had the vehicle towed without question and since that time I knew better.
4 weeks ago I bought a puppy and found it easier to get her in and out of the car if I parked my car on the grass next to my driveway. This spot is still in my property lines according to a zoning map. I have seen the neighbors every single day for the past 4 weeks while I have been parking in this location, having conversations about the puppy. I even explained to them that this spot was an easier way to get the puppy in and out of the car since she has a rare condition and I have to take her to the vet frequently, and they even asked if I had enough room to get out past their monster SUV!!
So I woke up this morning and.... my car is gone! I called their towing company and low and behold my car is there for being parked in THEIR property! I was absolutely in disbelief! The towing company told me that i cant park my car near the towing information sign, which would include my driveway!! after a hour of arguing and hassle, I paid the fine and they told me that the only way to settle this is in court with my neighbor. MY neighbor claims that this morning a portion of my bumper crossed into their property line!! YES that's right, "a part of the bumper". I have not parked my car any different today than I have for the past 4 weeks.
---Is this absolutely insane?!?! Is there anything I can do??