November 11, 2002

I was heading out to work this morning and found my car was gone from the parking lot. So what do I do? I head back in the house and ask Scott where did he put it. "Dumbass, it's in the same spot we placed it yesterday", he says. "NO it's NOT!" I screamed back.


It has either A. been towed, or B. been stolen. Of course the homeowners association does not post the number of the towing company on the signs out front. My car is perfectly legal to park there. I have the HOA sticker on it.

So now I have to wait till 9 am for the offices to open and see if it has been towed, and who decided to have it towed. If it was towed, is it wrong of me to tell the HOA that they have to pay for the towing and impoundment of my car? I mean they towed it with an HOA sticker on it and I checked the bylaws of the HOA book and it was perfectly legal for me to park there.

All I have to do is wait till 9, and find out.

Update: Cruiser got towed, we're still not sure why. Some busybody probably didn't like us taking "their" space and didn't see the permit in the window. --Scott

Posted by Ellen at November 11, 2002 08:34 AM

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You bet you don't have to pay! You should sue them for the distress and mental anguish this has caused you! Don't mess with "mommies". It is the tow companies fault for not checking out the stickers. Another word for what they just did is stealing.

Posted by: Pat on November 11, 2002 10:15 AM

Our HOA towed the green TA once. They claimed that they had sent out flyers that the lot to being resurfaced. We did not get a flyer and they said that they tried to contact us (which is bull since they didn't know how). It ended up that I took the towing cost out of the HOA monthly payments (in two installments). They did not say a word to me.
Sounds like you have as shitty neighbors as we did. I am so glad to be out of HOA microscope.
I'd write them a letter or call them. Be sure to have your bylaws on hand and be prepared to quote it.
I say make them take that towing cost out of their overhead!

Posted by: Cindy on November 11, 2002 10:46 PM

do you want me shoot them?

Posted by: richie on November 12, 2002 05:52 AM

I like Richie's idea best!

Posted by: Pat on November 12, 2002 09:46 AM

Could've originally reported it stolen, since it was.

Posted by: Sherri on November 12, 2002 11:03 AM

This is why it's better to own a freestanding house.... I doubt that someone would tow my car from my driveway.....

give us an update, BTW..... did they agree to pay?

Posted by: Jim S on November 13, 2002 09:05 AM
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