By broke - 16/11/2016 03:08 - United States - Orlando

Today, I paid $125 to get my car back after it was towed. Yesterday, I bought the car. When I got it to my apartment, the office wasn't open, so I couldn't get a parking decal. The same office that towed my car while they were still closed. FML
I agree, your life sucks 10 708
You deserved it 787

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That's why you get your parking decal BEFORE you buy the car.

Are you sure it was the apartment calling to have you towed rather than someone on a contract spotting a car without a sticker and towing it according to the terms of their contract?

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Are you sure it was the apartment calling to have you towed rather than someone on a contract spotting a car without a sticker and towing it according to the terms of their contract?

Generally not. Having worked in these sort of scenarios as Security, we have to specifically request a vehicle be towed. Giving a Tow company power to just tow whenever they decided to would be really bad business. It is, however, possible that they do have Maintenance or Security there when closed who would have called for a tow.

As a former tow truck driver, I can assure you it is quite common for an apartment complex to have a patrol contract with their towing provider, allowing the tower to impound any car he sees violating certain specified rules. In my experience, it was most commonly used for fire lane enforcement (since in many areas the complex can be fined for failing to maintain a clear fire lane), but a few complexes also requested that we check permits/stickers.

That's just some bad truck! Get it like a tow truck? Ok I'll just leave now

How do I get it like a tow truck? With tow cables?

That sounds uncomfortable, #10...

I hope the towing company gave you a punch card. After 10 tows, your get the 11th for free and two feet.

That's why you get your parking decal BEFORE you buy the car.

That's often the case but most places will make exceptions for a brand new car. Plates and the like come after you buy the car in a lot of places, though I don't know about FL specifically. Either way, OP probably should've figured out the policy vs just assuming parking an unidentifiable car would be fine.

Or just park the new car in a visitor parking space until it has a permit.

Damn. It just wasn't your day!!!

I literally had this happen to me a month ago. If your luck is like mine, you'll end up totaling the car in a week. I'm praying for you.

How do you even manage that?!

Should've parked in the visitors parking

Can't you dispute it? You can dispute almost everything these days

It would have been a better idea to notify them in advance that you were looking to get a car soon just in case they were closed. The towing company just drives around looking for vehicles without the permit, or you have jerks for neighbors.