I was illegally towed last Saturday night in from in front of Katz's Deli in Montrose by Hook It Up Towing. We were followed into the deli by an "anonymous" person who told us that we were being towed. Later we learned that that person worked for the tow company. He threatened and bullied us. He told us that he needed $160 immediately or would tow the vehicle. I told him that I did not know was a private lot. I thought it was for the Katz's since it was across the street. I also explained that we were visiting from San Antonio. He didn't care and continued to yell and try to intimidate me. He kept telling me that he needed $160 right now and kept looking at his watch. I told him that I had a credit card. He claimed that the card machine was broken and that it had to be cash. He told me that I had to go down the street to the ATM for the cash. And for me to get into his car and he would take me. I refused to get into the car with him, as I did not feel safe with the manner that he was speaking to me and my friend. I then asked why we were being towed and he told me that it was a parking lot for another restaurant and not Katz's. I then went got the police officer that was working at Katz's to come out and help me. The police officer came out but was scared and intimidated by the tow guys and told me that he could not do anything. The two company told the police officer that the manager of the other restaurant (Theos) had called them out to tow me. So I went to speak to manager of Theo's to let him know that we would be happy eat at his establishment and that I didn't know that it was a private parking lot. The restaurant said that they did not call the two company. This pissed the tow company off even more. They continued to try to intimidate me and my friend until a gentleman stopped to help me. He took me to the ATM. As I was paying them, they then towed that gentlemans car as well. This is a huge scam. This company is ruthless and will do anything to intimidate for money!