My question involves towing laws for the State of:
My question involves towing laws for the State of: md
I was towed today from a gas station that gets a huge amount of business from myself and my wife. We buy at least 15 dollars a day on gas and cigarettes. And we have been going there for several years now. We have a good relationship wiith most of the folks that work there. Today though, they towed our car. My wife parked in front of the store where there are 8 parking spaces. I think we parked in the third one. My wife went in and purchased some things while I was already over at the safeway. My wife then walked over to another store. We were gone an hour at the most. and when she came back, the car was gone. When confronted, the manager said, that he'd been looking for us because a truck had to make a delivery.
Here's the thing though, I spoke w/ my aunt and she went up there with me to examine the parking lot. There were no signs that restricted parking in a loading area. There were no signs that stated a time limit of how long you're allowed to park there. No signs whatsoever. My aunt confronted the manager and he claimed that she arrived at 11:50 (caught on video btw) and were here until 1:00. She said, it didn't make any difference because there is not one sign out there, not to mention all the business that I give them. She made the points that there were 8 other spots in front of the establishment hence the truck should have used one of them. And if this was all just to let a delivery truck through, than couldn't they have just moved my car to another spot, instead of having it towed 30 mins away at the cost of 165$. He really didn't have ananswer and she demanded his supervisor. She called him and he seemed open to giving our money back.
Then after retrieving the car tonight, the receipt said that the tow was called in at 12:10, and remember, the manager said that my wife arrived at 11:50. That would mean that they called the car to be towed in about 15 minutes, because I'd say it took around 5 min. to purchase what we needed from them. So that means she was gone for all of 15 minutes before they called a tow, which they lied about previously claiming the car was there for over an hour. Not one sign is posted about 10 minute parking or loading zone, etc.
My wife and I are gay, and I think this particular kid may have a aproblem with us. They definitely know.