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      12-08-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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$70,000 Audi towed with NO wheels!

WASHINGTON - A D.C. family is saying there is a good reason why their vandalized car shouldn't have been towed.

The dilemma for Chris Thompson and her husband Mike started on Thanksgiving morning when they noticed the wheels and tires on their Audi had been stolen and the car was sitting on cinder blocks. Five days later, after filing a police report and while waiting for the new parts to come in, the city took matters into its own hands.

Earlier this week, a tow truck contracted by the Department of Public Works (DPW) dragged a $70,000 dollar car to an impound lot.

"They dragged the car with a cinder block underneath it," said Thompson. "It made me sick."

Now, Thompson is outraged, claiming the damage is estimated at $20,000. "They couldn't have run our tags, they couldn't have found us," said Thompson. "They didn't try anything."

Neighbor Melvin Peterson initially reported the car to police last week. "I was concerned that maybe it was a stolen vehicle being stripped," Peterson said.

Days later, Peterson watched as it was taken away. "When the vehicle pulled out I said, they just did a serious amount of damage to this man's car."

An official with DPW said the car was given a $250 ticket and towed because it was deemed "too dangerous to be on public space".

The Capitol Hill couple, however, said no one ever notified them they were in violation. They claim they still haven't been able to talk to anyone other than a receptionist at the office.

"I was practically in tears when I got handed $250 ticket, I had to pay $120 at the impound for a car that was already vandalized," said Thompson.

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      12-08-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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thats my local news lol. and thats not a 70k audi. more like 50k. that is horrible though. tow truck companies are such crooks. but it seems that the city is behind this.
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      12-08-2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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I feel this aching pain inside me as if someone kicked me in my balls when I saw them drag that car off of the cinder blocks. It was just too painful to watch.
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      12-08-2008, 11:00 AM   #4
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      12-08-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
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Why did they leave their car there for five days instead of having it sent to a dealer? Pretty dumb.
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Why did they leave their car there for five days instead of having it sent to a dealer? Pretty dumb.
how the hell do you send a car with no wheels to the dealer?
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      12-08-2008, 11:33 AM   #7
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i would had started a shooting rampage if that was my car!!!
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That sounds like the worst case scenario. Ever.
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how the hell do you send a car with no wheels to the dealer?
+1 It's pretty hard to move a car without any wheels....

The city would be getting slapped with a lawsuit if it were me. If everything the guy is saying is true (He filed it with the police, etc.) he should win.


What I don't get is the neighbor!

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Neighbor Melvin Peterson initially reported the car to police last week. "I was concerned that maybe it was a stolen vehicle being stripped," Peterson said.
ARE YOU TO STUPID TO REALIZE WHAT CAR YOUR NEIGHBOR DRIVES!!! I would go punch the guy in his face.
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Just think about the sparks it made getting dragged on the asphalt like that ...Best damn thing that Audi is good for
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      12-08-2008, 12:54 PM   #11
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      12-08-2008, 01:09 PM   #12
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how the hell do you send a car with no wheels to the dealer?
The same way it was sent to the impound lot
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      12-08-2008, 01:16 PM   #13
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I sense a law suit coming. That sucks though what happened to that car.
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      12-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #14
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how the hell do you send a car with no wheels to the dealer?
Duh, I guess the dealer can't send out four wheels/tires and a tow truck.

Duh, I don't know guss.

Are you kidding me?

I think abandoning the car for 5 days is worse then dragging it. I guess the owners are not that bright.
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holy shit i'm pissed just watching this. i hope she gets everything restored and fully paid for by the city. fucking dumbass motherfuckers. how stupid can you get.
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That's screwed up.
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What I don't get is the neighbor!

ARE YOU TO STUPID TO REALIZE WHAT CAR YOUR NEIGHBOR DRIVES!!! I would go punch the guy in his face.
His Obama hat explains it all

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Stripping the car? Dude, the wheels are the only thing missing. Bunch of morons. What an exaggerated claim of the value of the car too by the news channel. $70k for an A4?
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Stripping the car? Dude, the wheels are the only thing missing. Bunch of morons. What an exaggerated claim of the value of the car too by the news channel. $70k for an A4?
Well, 70k is ridiculous... but it's an S4. The last V8 S4 ever, at that.
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Duh, I guess the dealer can't send out four wheels/tires and a tow truck.

Duh, I don't know guss.

Are you kidding me?

I think abandoning the car for 5 days is worse then dragging it. I guess the owners are not that bright.
You must be as fucking retarded as the people who towed that car. It wasn't abandoned for 5 days. It sat there because they were waiting for the wheels and tires that they had to purchase to come in.

Jesus-fucking-Christ people are so stupid.
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