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Feb 3, 2015 6:15 PM

Dude, where's my car? Impound lots flooded with towed cars violating parking bans


MANCHESTER - Hundreds of people ventured out Tuesday to dig out their cars only to find they weren't where they left them.

Jordan Phillips had his car towed. He said, "That's why I'm pissed because I woke up this morning and my car is gone, and i didn't know where it's at. "

In Manchester alone more than 100 cars violating a city parking ban were towed and impounded. That's just from one day.

On Tuesday Stephanie Berard of Performance Towing said, "In the last 24 hours it's 114. In the blizzard we did 180 last week. This past weekend we did another 100.

Before people can get back their cars, parking ban violators get slapped with some hefty fines.

Berard said, "They sit her for 24 hours or until you come and get them. It's $110 from us, but if nobody comes to get it and it goes back to whoever towed it. Then storage starts from their facility.

Car owners we met up with weren't happy about that. Giovanni Castellanos whose car was towed said, "It looks like they just go out and tow people for money and just drop their car off here. it's not fair."

The impound lot says most people claim they didn't know there was a parking ban. Others say they had no other choice.

Castellanos said, "I can't get up the hill because it's not plowed. I park at the bottom of the hill and I got towed for no reason. When asked why he didn't park in designated parking garages Castellanos answered, "How would I get back home?"


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