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  • Why don't these morons understand that being caught in possession like this can literally ruin their life in a heartbeat. Hide that sh*t unless you want to go to jail and then end up sleeping under a highway overpass for the rest of your life, you stupid dumbfarks!!
  • I'm not crying for the dude that got caught, but WTH was the towing company doing looking at a SD card he left in his car?
  • Krieghund: I'm not crying for the dude that got caught, but WTH was the towing company doing looking at a SD card he left in his car?


    That was my Weeners BUT "No further efforts were made by anybody to pay the storage fee and so the vehicle was put up for auction, the arrest report stated."

    It doesn't say what the storage fees were but I kind of doubt they were more than the worth of the vehicle. And so if you're going to auction off a vehicle and all of its contents and you come across a memory card just mere curiosity is enough to see what is on it.

    Seems like a pretty good scam owning a storage yard. About 20 years ago my car was towed because it was illegally parked. So were about 100 other cars. After a lot of walking and only a few hours in "storage" I paid about $70 to get my car out of the lot. I never bothered to pay the parking ticket which was only a fraction of the cost to get it out of the impound lot. Fark that.

    The 100 cars is just a wild-ass guess. If it's accurate the tow company grossed about $7000 that day just from that one spot.
  • Happy Hours: The 100 cars is just a wild-ass guess. If it's accurate the tow company grossed about $7000 that day just from that one spot.


    CSB: There was a notorious towing company in Blacksburg called TekTow, and they had deals with all the apartment complexes. Kids would get drunk at their friends apartments, do the responsible thing and take the bus home, and TekTow would rape them with towing feeds.
    My one friend lived in a parking lot that had free visitor parking in a small gravel lot off to the side of the main lot. The only rule for that lot was "no parking on the grass", which TekTow took about as literally as they could. If you were at the edge of the gravel and literally a single blade of grass was touching your tire, they'd tow your ass.
    There were also rumors that a TekTow driver had been caught towing a car into an illegal spot, taking his photo of the now-illegally-parked car, then towing it off.
  • Happy Hours: Seems like a pretty good scam owning a storage yard. About 20 years ago my car was towed because it was illegally parked. So were about 100 other cars. After a lot of walking and only a few hours in "storage" I paid about $70 to get my car out of the lot. I never bothered to pay the parking ticket which was only a fraction of the cost to get it out of the impound lot. Fark that.


    Not saying that anyone should ever do this, but while in the impound lot, the cars are under the custody of the towing company, right? If someone was to come along and, say, spray a bunch of the cars with paint balls, then wouldn't the towing company/storage yard be responsible for fixing or repainting all the cars? I mean, not that those places deserve it or anything. They're just performing a public service without any malicious intent at all, right? Right?
  • SurfaceTension: Happy Hours: Seems like a pretty good scam owning a storage yard. About 20 years ago my car was towed because it was illegally parked. So were about 100 other cars. After a lot of walking and only a few hours in "storage" I paid about $70 to get my car out of the lot. I never bothered to pay the parking ticket which was only a fraction of the cost to get it out of the impound lot. Fark that.

    Not saying that anyone should ever do this, but while in the impound lot, the cars are under the custody of the towing company, right? If someone was to come along and, say, spray a bunch of the cars with paint balls, then wouldn't the towing company/storage yard be responsible for fixing or repainting all the cars? I mean, not that those places deserve it or anything. They're just performing a public service without any malicious intent at all, right? Right?


    And then a dog comes out of nowhere and bites your balls off.
  • In a related story, All Florida Towing will go through your shiat. Use someone else
  • Happy Hours: Krieghund: I'm not crying for the dude that got caught, but WTH was the towing company doing looking at a SD card he left in his car?

    That was my Weeners BUT "No further efforts were made by anybody to pay the storage fee and so the vehicle was put up for auction, the arrest report stated."


    Well, it had to be someone's weener. Yours is as good as anyone's.
  • Our hero was an idiot to admit ownership of the SD card. Be nice to the cops, but tell them nothing.
  • This is from the sun-sentinel (Florida newspaper) website, and is thus mis-tagged. Please correct this.
  • SurfaceTension: Happy Hours: Seems like a pretty good scam owning a storage yard. About 20 years ago my car was towed because it was illegally parked. So were about 100 other cars. After a lot of walking and only a few hours in "storage" I paid about $70 to get my car out of the lot. I never bothered to pay the parking ticket which was only a fraction of the cost to get it out of the impound lot. Fark that.

    Not saying that anyone should ever do this, but while in the impound lot, the cars are under the custody of the towing company, right? If someone was to come along and, say, spray a bunch of the cars with paint balls, then wouldn't the towing company/storage yard be responsible for fixing or repainting all the cars? I mean, not that those places deserve it or anything. They're just performing a public service without any malicious intent at all, right? Right?


    No. Every single one of these places has a clause in the agreement to take your car out of impound that basically says "we are not responsible for any damages to your car while it was on this lot". If you want your car back, you sign. If not, they charge you a hundred bucks a day while you complain that it is unfair.

  • The Only Sane Man In Florida


    This is from the sun-sentinel (Florida newspaper) website, and is thus mis-tagged. Please correct this.


    Sick trumps Florida in this case. Fear not, there will be plenty of non-sick Florida-tag-worthy articles along shortly.
  • signaljammer: Our hero was an idiot to admit ownership of the SD card. Be nice to the cops, but tell them nothing.


    This. There is no chain of custody. The owner could just as easily claim that the SD card was dropped by the person who towed the car.
  • Krieghund: I'm not crying for the dude that got caught, but WTH was the towing company doing looking at a SD card he left in his car?


    What any guy would do who found a memory card - Look for porn.
  • Now, I'm all for child porn criminals getting caught. But how hard is it to encrypt your illegal files?
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  • Happy Hours: t doesn't say what the storage fees were but I kind of doubt they were more than the worth of the vehicle.


    I lost a s15 Silvia conversion Nissan to a towing company that charged $1000 a day storage fees after someone rear ended me and the company towed the car.

    Long story short, i lived in an apartment complex that didn't have garage and would strictly tow any broke down vehicle on the property. Didn't have anywhere else to store it, so when the tow truck showed up and asked where to take it, i didn't have anyplace, and they said they would store it at there place as long as i signed a release of liability form.

    Turns out they charge $1k/day for that service

    I already didn't have $1000 to get it out after the first day and within a couple of weeks i had to fork over the title to the car.

    I went to court to contest the charges, but because i signed a release after the accident i agreed to the fees...

    Long story short, always read the fine print on that slip they ask you to sign...

    Signing that title over to the smiling owner of the towing company was one of the worst days of my life...
  • TV's Vinnie: Why don't these morons understand that being caught in possession like this can literally ruin their life in a heartbeat. Hide that sh*t unless you want to go to jail and then end up sleeping under a highway overpass for the rest of your life, you stupid dumbfarks!!


    What's even more moronic is that numb-nutz admitted the card was his. He could have denied it. The car was towed and in storage, so someone else could have dropped in the car and it would have been impossible for the cops to nail him with a charge unless they could have lifted a good print off of it. And As Honest Bender points out, the idiot should have encrypted the files before dropping them to removable media, which is the only place they should ever be and never on a hard drive.
  • omnimancer28: signaljammer: Our hero was an idiot to admit ownership of the SD card. Be nice to the cops, but tell them nothing.

    This. There is no chain of custody. The owner could just as easily claim that the SD card was dropped by the person who towed the car.


    A guy dumb enough to not bother retrieving a car with kiddie porn in it probably isn't going to have come up with that either. It's almost as if he doesn't even understand that there's anything wrong with it. You'd think most people in that situation would freak and get the car back immediately at any cost, even if they had to rob a liquor store to get the cash.
  • CeroX: Happy Hours: t doesn't say what the storage fees were but I kind of doubt they were more than the worth of the vehicle.

    I lost a s15 Silvia conversion Nissan to a towing company that charged $1000 a day storage fees after someone rear ended me and the company towed the car.

    Long story short, i lived in an apartment complex that didn't have garage and would strictly tow any broke down vehicle on the property. Didn't have anywhere else to store it, so when the tow truck showed up and asked where to take it, i didn't have anyplace, and they said they would store it at there place as long as i signed a release of liability form.

    Turns out they charge $1k/day for that service

    I already didn't have $1000 to get it out after the first day and within a couple of weeks i had to fork over the title to the car.

    I went to court to contest the charges, but because i signed a release after the accident i agreed to the fees...

    Long story short, always read the fine print on that slip they ask you to sign...

    Signing that title over to the smiling owner of the towing company was one of the worst days of my life...


    Aren't towing and storage fees set by municipalities? What's to stop a towing company from arbitrarily saying that the impound fee is equal to the full value of the vehicle, and then driving around literally stealing everyone's car?
  • TV's Vinnie: Why don't these morons understand that being caught in possession like this can literally ruin their life in a heartbeat. Hide that sh*t unless you want to go to jail and then end up sleeping under a highway overpass for the rest of your life, you stupid dumbfarks!!


    You sound...creepy.
  • CeroX: Happy Hours: t doesn't say what the storage fees were but I kind of doubt they were more than the worth of the vehicle.

    I lost a s15 Silvia conversion Nissan to a towing company that charged $1000 a day storage fees after someone rear ended me and the company towed the car.

    Long story short, i lived in an apartment complex that didn't have garage and would strictly tow any broke down vehicle on the property. Didn't have anywhere else to store it, so when the tow truck showed up and asked where to take it, i didn't have anyplace, and they said they would store it at there place as long as i signed a release of liability form.

    Turns out they charge $1k/day for that service

    I already didn't have $1000 to get it out after the first day and within a couple of weeks i had to fork over the title to the car.

    I went to court to contest the charges, but because i signed a release after the accident i agreed to the fees...

    Long story short, always read the fine print on that slip they ask you to sign...

    Signing that title over to the smiling owner of the towing company was one of the worst days of my life...


    Holy shiat. How can that be legal? How did you have enough restraint not to burn that place to the ground and salt the earth it stood on?
  • CeroX: Happy Hours: t doesn't say what the storage fees were but I kind of doubt they were more than the worth of the vehicle.

    I lost a s15 Silvia conversion Nissan to a towing company that charged $1000 a day storage fees after someone rear ended me and the company towed the car.

    Long story short, i lived in an apartment complex that didn't have garage and would strictly tow any broke down vehicle on the property. Didn't have anywhere else to store it, so when the tow truck showed up and asked where to take it, i didn't have anyplace, and they said they would store it at there place as long as i signed a release of liability form.

    Turns out they charge $1k/day for that service

    I already didn't have $1000 to get it out after the first day and within a couple of weeks i had to fork over the title to the car.

    I went to court to contest the charges, but because i signed a release after the accident i agreed to the fees...

    Long story short, always read the fine print on that slip they ask you to sign...

    Signing that title over to the smiling owner of the towing company was one of the worst days of my life...


    A can of gas costs less than $100. Second time something gets burned down you cant have insurance coverage on it.
    Just sayin.

    Also curious if he went in and made a stink beforehand and when asked about if he wanted an sd card they found he was just thinking yeah free sd card.
    Would be nice to see a followup.
  • CeroX: Signing that title over to the smiling owner of the towing company was one of the worst days of my life...


    You can bet that I wouldn't rest until I'd done >$car worth of damage to the dude's personal property. In such a way as not to get caught.

    /Ya ya ya, ITG.
  • Tommy Moo: CeroX: Happy Hours: t doesn't say what the storage fees were but I kind of doubt they were more than the worth of the vehicle.

    I lost a s15 Silvia conversion Nissan to a towing company that charged $1000 a day storage fees after someone rear ended me and the company towed the car.

    Long story short, i lived in an apartment complex that didn't have garage and would strictly tow any broke down vehicle on the property. Didn't have anywhere else to store it, so when the tow truck showed up and asked where to take it, i didn't have anyplace, and they said they would store it at there place as long as i signed a release of liability form.

    Turns out they charge $1k/day for that service

    I already didn't have $1000 to get it out after the first day and within a couple of weeks i had to fork over the title to the car.

    I went to court to contest the charges, but because i signed a release after the accident i agreed to the fees...

    Long story short, always read the fine print on that slip they ask you to sign...

    Signing that title over to the smiling owner of the towing company was one of the worst days of my life...

    Aren't towing and storage fees set by municipalities? What's to stop a towing company from arbitrarily saying that the impound fee is equal to the full value of the vehicle, and then driving around literally stealing everyone's car?


    They are restricted by municipalities or by the state. But he signed a waver which exempted the tow company from that limit.
  • I used to work for a repo agency and my job as the secretary was to inventory every item that came out of the cars we nabbed. Thank god none of that included porn.

    As for the SD, they probably were going to blank it so they could use it, if the property was never claimed. If people didn't come get their crap we sold it to goodwill or kept it.

    /got really nice brand new designer bedset that way
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