Stevensville Auto Truck Marine / Fraud
We took our F350 diesel truck to Shawn Ott at 13717 Ort Rd, niagara falls [protected] on January 11, 2012 for a repair. He quoted us $200 and a few days. A week later without our approval Shawn Ott pulled the head out of our truck and on January 21, 2012 he gave us an invoice for $1414. He refused to work further on the truck until we gave him cash. We advised Mr Ott we were leaving on a vacation Jan 23 and needed the truck as it is our tow vehicle for our travel trailer. We had booked the vacation a year in advance. Mr. Ott said he could have it done in time. The truck was not done and we purchased another tow vehicle, so we could take our trip. Mr Ott promised to have the truck fixed by the time we returned. While we were gone Mr Ott pulled the plates off our truck and parked it on the side of the road. When we asked why our truck wasn't running he demanded more money and threatened that he wouldn't work on the truck. After eleven weeks of having our truck on March 28, 2012 after being threatened with physical violence by Mr Ott we had our truck towed away from Mr Ott's garage/house. We had given him over $3000 in cash and the truck is still not running. Mr Ott came to our house and threatened us again. We notified the police and submitted an information report. We are fearful that Mr Ott will damage our property. We are considering civil action, but don't think we'd get any money back. While he had our truck it was damaged from driving other vehicles into it and painting nearby. The truck is destroyed and we're out over $4000 (we purchased $1000 in parts that we believe Mr Ott sold on kijiji rather than putting them on our truck). We also believe he pulled our plates off our truck and was using them to drive other un-insured or registered vehicles. We found this website about others who have been tricked by Shawn Ott: http://www.penciltrick.com/index.php/automotive/stevensville-auto-truck-marine/comment-page-1/#comment-201434 His wife claims to be a rescue, but breeds dogs that are confined to small pens in the oil soaked yard. I have notified the humane society regarding the care and well being of the dogs, cats and single turkey they have in a pen off the house.