J. Lawlis: Ripped off in Silverthorne | SummitDaily.com

J. Lawlis: Ripped off in Silverthorne

J. Lawlis

My daughter recently left her car parked at Target in Silverthorne. When we went to retrieve it, we learned it had been towed 6/10 mile away to a towing company on Brian Avenue. When I asked Joe why he thought he could charge $305 to return the vehicle (breakdown: $95 hook-up charge, $10 ten-mile minimum, $105 storage, $35 impound fee, $35 no-key charge, and $25 fuel surcharge) he replied “because I can” – and that now he would only accept cash for payment. Having been a former victim of abuse and taught to recognize potentially volatile situations, I immediately phoned 911 and a Silverthorne police officer graciously accompanied me throughout the remaining procedure. I hope my sharing this experience will be of help to someone in the future.

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