Jul 18, 2011
I had something interesting happen to me the other day. Yun and I had to go to a funeral. As we were walking towards our car we both noticed it was gone. They were filming an episode of "True Blood" on the corner. Even though there were no signs posted my car had been towed anyway. That night I tried to track my car down but it was not showing up at any of the pounds. No one at the police station ever picks up the phone so I had to leave work early and go in person. The woman working there said it wasn't showing up anywhere. She informed me that there was a thing called, "relocation." That means you didn't do anything wrong. You didn't park in a place you shouldn't have and you don't get a fine or ticket. BUT the cops can tow your car anyway. They don't take it to the pound. They actually drive around the streets and then repark it somewhere else. The only problem is no one tells you. The cops didn't know where my car was. It should be in their paperwork but it wasn't. They suggested that I walk around the streets and maybe I would run into it. I protested. Then they said I could go to the location and call 911 and report it stolen. I said I am in the police station, why don't I just do it here? They said I wasn't allowed to. I had to go and phone it in. It had to do with some crazy rule. Finally after much persistence, some lazy ass person went onto a computer and found it. It was quite far away on some dead end side street. I got it back but it wasn't easy. It would be nice to have my own garage someday.