These guys hitched my car up, even though it was in a perfectly good spot. I was just coming back from a bar. I asked them what was going on. They told me that if I didn't give them everything in my wallet, they would tow my car, and that the fees would add up to over $230.
I was so concerned about being towed, that I didn't even realize the spot I was in, was fine. I gave them $78! This was not an unhitching fee. It was a straight up bribe. They asked for everything in my wallet.
After I gave them the money, they unhitched my car, and drove off. It took me a minute or two to realize that I wasn't even parked in a bad spot. (I was parked on 67th and Collins about). This happened on Sunday, Nov. 22nd at roughly 6:30am.
I hopped into my car, got right back on Collins and drove after their truck. They sped away quite recklessly. I managed to pull up right next to them at a stop light. The driver said, ""what are you going to do about it?""
This is what I am doing about it... On the side of their car was printed Beach Towing - and their phone number (305) 534 2128. I called the number. By this time it is 6:45 am. A guy by the name of Jason is on duty. He tells me that the spot I parked in was a bad one, and that the company didn't do anything wrong.
I call the police. I show up at the local precinct to file a report. They tell me that a lot of people have had the similar problems with the towing company and to file a consumer report (believe me, I am going to do that as well)...
I call the company again at 7:10 am. Jason picks up again. He tells me that the two men in the car are named Frank and Jason.
The driver of the car, (the one who asked for the bribe) is a man with a mustache, gray hair, looks like he is ethnically hispanic, middle aged guy. The other guy I didn't get to look at so well...
Be forewarned - don't even risk taking a nice car out. PARK in MUNICIPAL spots and the towing companies can't do anything...
They are basically operating unregulated and taking bribes... It is pretty bad.
Cons: Total Deadbeats