Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Dallas officials investigate possible Fair Park towing scam
Were you amongst the towed? Public Works wants to hear from you.
Despite the fact that there's been a lot of reportage about folks getting their vehicles towed from bogus parking lot operations near Fair Park this past weekend, it seems that Dallas' Public Works and Transportation Dept. has only received one official complaint about the activities.
Nevertheless, operating under the assumption that where there's stinky anecdotal smoke, there may indeed be fire, the Public Works folks are encouraging anyone who feels they were wrongfully towed to contact them. (Call Ruben Padilla, City of Dallas Transportation Regulation, at 214-670-3358.)
Meanwhile, it looks like the embattled Lone Star Auto Services folks (the firm responsible for the associated towing activities) are fighting back in an effort to unsully their name, offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who did the scamming by directing hapless fairgoers to unauthorized parking spaces. (Which amounts to a whole five of those $200 fees they charged to those who had their cars towed to begin with.)
posted by JM
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