Wednesday, February 17, 2010
San Antonio Towing Scam Leaves Consumers Steaming
Earlier today, I was interviewed by KENS TV regarding an incident where Assured Towing SA Inc towed numerous vehicles that were parked (shown above) on a public street (8000 Meadow Leaf Avenue) and right of way. State Law is clear regarding the towing of vehicles without the vehicle owner/operator consent from public roadway without authorization of law enforcement.
San Antonio is like a lot cities across Texas that it's law enforcement refuses to allow someone to file an offense report for a wrongful tow, which after this past September 1st carries the same criminal penalty as a DWI, a class B misdemeanor.
This stance by the San Antonio Police Department that non-consent towing is a civil matter shows their backwoods attitude, which questionable towing companies rape their citizens and tourist on a daily basis.
I found the news story by KENS TV to be questionable,as the reporter didn't confirm from the San Antonio Police Department if they actually approved the towing of all of the vehicles from the street. Furthermore, the owner of the Mexican restaurant told the reporter that Assured posted the towing signs at no cost to her, a direct violation of State Law.
I doubt we have seen the last of this issue, because the San Antonio Vehicle Crimes Unit hasn't completed their investigation into the matter.
All of the victims I spoke with today were encouraged to file complaints against Assured Towing SA Inc with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations for obvious violations of the very rules and regulation they like every towing company and vehicle storage facility must obey.
Written by Pat Johnson