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Unread 06-06-2015, 04:29 PM   #1
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I was at work and I got a call that someone close to me had passed out in the bagel store this morning and that she was going to the hospital via ambulance. I got in my car and drove as fast as I could. I am an EMT so I hopped in the ambulance with her on the way to to hospital. I left my car in the parking lot obviously. I go back 3 or 4 hours later and my car is gone. I go into the store and asked if my car was towed, they said yes, but that they didn't call. It was the landlord who monitors the parking lot and tows people who leave their, cars legally parked, for too long. So I called the tow company and they would only release the car once I paid $135 dollars. He didn't care what my story was. So I called the landlord and he told me to go **** myself. I paid the fee because I needed my car, but what would you do in my situation. I want my money back because of the circumstances. Should I sue? The police said that it is a civil matter, even though I was legally parked. Any ideas?
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Ok you say you were legally parked but usually that means you have to prove you went into and made a purchase at the retail store that owns the lot. If you didn't(guessing not) or don't have a receipt then you are pretty much legally out of options. If you did and have a receipt then I would take him to small claims court, should the judge agree you would get the $135+cost to file.

If you don't have that proof, personally I would share my story with anyone who would listen. I would share his name, and business and what happened so that others can make an informed decision if they want to shop as a store like this. Personally I refused to go to Autozone over an action they did(if you want to read here is a link Devin McClean, AutoZone Employee, Fired After Stopping Robber With His Own Personal Weapon (VIDEO) )
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You're out $135. Nothing you can do.
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