In Michigan I received a ticket for having a suspended license on Sunday. The cop told me he will have someone tow my vehicle to an inpound. He also told me to call someone and have them pick me up. The wrecker arrived. About 5 minutes later my friend arrived. I asked the cop if my friend (with a valid driver license) can drive me home in my vehicle and driveback someone to pick up his vehicle. Each time I asked him he would respond to the wrecker driver, "Tow it." The wrecker driver told me in front of the cop the service is $125 plus $15 daily.
On Tuesday I came to make out a police release form. The police release form reads $25.75 at the top. The officer at the desk charged me $26.00. The officer told me it is new and refused to give back my change.
I picked up my vehicle on Wednesay. The same driver told me I had to pay $40 extra because of the new "Abandoned Vehicle Law" in Michigan. He told me I have to pay $40 more because the vehicle sat on the lot for more than 48 hours. I paid him the $225. I checked my computer at home and came to this: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7...776--F,00.html
I was at the site claiming the vehicle when the cop ordered to tow it, meaning I was not suppose to pay the extra $40.
These people are trying to squeese out every penny they can. What would you recommend? Shall I sue the city police department for having my vehicle towed?, shall I mention to the news media how the inpound cheated me $40 extra dollars?, take the city to small claims for .25?, etc.