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Taco Bell / towing rip-off

1 Kansas City, MO, United States Review updated:

This is a new one. My struggling college student son parked in the Taco Bell parking lot to eat lunch and then went across the street to the Kansas City Royal baseball game. Even though there are no parking signs, they did not even notice. When they got back his car had been towed, which okay was legal I guess, but they didn't just tow it to the nearest tow company, no they went an hour away to Associated Impound which the corporate office has an agreement with. This was so far that it cost my son $205.00. Now tell me they do not have a scam going here between Taco Bell and the tow company which looks like it is just in someone's back yard. They could have towed to the nearest tow lot which was about 10 miles away but no, they towed about 30 miles away. My son had just gotten home from college, got a job and got his first paycheck today and it cost him more than his entire paycheck to pay for this tow. To me this is a totally cruel, illegal scam they have going between the two of them. I will never, ever go to another Taco Bell, their food is crap anyway, again and I will be sure everyone hears about this and I plan to proceed to write letters to BBB, Attorney General, Call for Action, and anyone else I think of to let them know what a scam Taco Bell has running with this piece of crap Impound Company which I will be letting everyone know about this. How people live with themselves knowing they ripped off a kid like this is unreal. But as always "Karma" and they will answer some day for their actions.
$205 for a tow that should have been $50 at the most. Lesson would have been learned then also. This is a good kid, hard working, great student, and this is crap what happened.

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  • St
      13th of Oct, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Yes, Taco Bell and the tow company have this big conspiracy against your son. They thought, Gee look at all the people that we could tow from our parking lot! Let's do it! Get a life lady!

  • Ni
      31st of Jul, 2010
    +1 Votes

    Pat Casey, yes your some may have ate lunch at Taco Bell, but afterwards as you stated he walked off and left his car... Which isn't right... I'm sorry, but yes Taco Bell had every right to have his car impounded and your son had every right to pay whatever the tow company chraged him (I guess $205.00?), wether it was $100.00 or $1, 000.00... He shouldn't have left his car there... Taco Bell has their own customers, that they need to have room for them to park...
    Pretty much end of story...

    Pretty much, you complaining about this, is crap... And I think almost everyone who reads this would think so...

    Pat, you complaining about this is just like someone parking in your driveway... Sure they may have came and talked to you (somehow used your property/driveway), you don't know these people (just like customers that go into Taco Bell. Taco Bell doesn't know half of the people that go in there...), they walked off and got a ride from another car (yeah, there car is fine, it's not broke down) and just left their car sitting in your driveway for over an hour... Now, would you want this car gone? Well, yeah, I'm sure you would... What would you do about it...?

    Yes, "Stalked" is right, they don't just go around "picking on" certain people... They get the ones that can't park their cars correctly...
    The gas station that's right by the river gets people almost everyday for parking in their parking lot... Especially on hot days... People park there and go walk down to the river... At least 5 got towed out of there. In one day! 1 right after another!
    Guess how much those people had to pay...? More than your son did... With tax and everything their total came to $380.10. You'd think some of these idiots would get the clue by now but they don't...

    Lol, I think parents should take their kids out and actually teach them how to park cars correctly and the right places to park...

    Exactly "Stalked", get a life Pat... Seriously...

    Well, anyways, I think that might be it... If not I'll come back...

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