Drivers claim vehicles were ‘illegally towed'

By Jeff Rivenbark - email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – At least three police reports were filed this weekend with Charlotte police regarding vehicles in which the victims claim were illegally towed.

The first incident occurred in the Avalon area in north Charlotte. Roderick McCall said he drove his black, 2011 Ford Taurus to a friend's house at 6362 Royal Celadon Way. McCall said he was parked along the street and that his vehicle was illegally towed between 8:15 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. The police report said, "The towing company violated the Towing Ordinance."

Regina Gilliard said her car was illegally towed from 341 Verbena Street on Sunday between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. She said the towing company towed her car and then overcharged her when she tried to get it back.

Michelle Maxey called police on Sunday to file a violation of the towing ordinance which occurred in the Exmoor neighborhood. Maxey said her 2004 Chevrolet Impala was towed from the 100 block of W. Woodlawn Road. She parked along the side of the street where other vehicles were parked in front of the Howard Johnson hotel. Maxey told police there were no signs posted indicating that she shouldn't park in the location where her vehicle was towed.

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