Remember that guy who got nailed with an $800 bill after his truck was towed from a 13th Ave E apartment complex? The holidays and snow and such conspired to bury this one, but a judge let him off the hook — on a technicality:
The judge didn’t rule the bill was too high (there’s no legal limit on what a tow company can charge). But rather that the tow-away sign in the lot was obscured by a tree. And also that Citywide hadn’t given Swanicke the proper forms.
And the predatory towing company behind the rendered “service?” — their business is supposedly better than ever:
“I got 41 new contracts in one day from your story,” Quadeer said outside the courtroom after the verdict. He was referring to property owners who, he says, hired him after reading how much he charges.
They want you to gouge people, I asked? Quadeer shrugged.
“They are so mad about the parking problem that, yes, they feel we are best positioned to deal with it.”
We haven’t seen any new tow signs on the Hill — you?