Imagine getting ready to go to work, walk outside and find your vehicle missing, your first instinct is it’s been stolen, only to discover it was towed during the night. Even more, you later find out that your vehicle was illegally towed, because there are none of the required signage required by State Law.
This latest towing scam consist of of 50 or more vehicles, all towed from the Tuscany Apartments located at 1100 Bering, Houston, Texas by Arrow Towing TDLR # 005240791C.
Turns out this apartment complex is owner managed (The Richdale Group) and the property manager feels she can have vehicles towed at her discretion, even though the Texas Towing Law prohibits towing without the required notification. Based on the victims that have contacted me, they were being towed for being parked in a space with a handicap emblem painted on the pavement, but lacking the required handicap sign needed in order to remove a vehicle from the parking space.
One has to wonder what curriculum wrecker operators are being taught when it involves compliance with State Law. Supposedly, the wrecker operators working for Arrow Towing are TDLR (Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations) licensed after completing certain educational courses. The wrecker operators that are involved in this towing scam at The Tuscany should have their license suspended, one for not recognizing there are none of the required red and white towing signs posted at every curb cut, and two, no handicap sign posted in the front of space.
The Texas Legislature begins Tuesday, January 13th at Noon and I believe we will see many changes in the current Texas Towing Act, that will make the first major impact into this continuing criminal activity by wrecker operators and parking facility owners.
Due to the large number of illegal towing victims, a DTPA should be filed by the victims against The Richdale Group and Arrow Towing for their deceptive trade practices.
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