Earlier this week, a tow truck driver who works for Saucedo’s Wrecker Service in San Marcos, Texas, driving his personal vehicle was shopping with his father at the Walmart located at Slaughter Lane and Interstate 35 in South Austin.
The shopping center, Southpark Meadows is owned and managed by Endeavor Real Estate Group which Walmart is a tenant.
The public and especially the victim’s of Park Right Solutions (PRS) continuing scam at this shopping center, where a managing principle of Endeavor Real Estate Group, Kirk Rudy is an adviser to Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who sold out the citizens and local tow companies with his vote to award San Francisco based Auto Return the APD Towing Management Contract.
This latest scam attempt authorized by the Mayor’s adviser dealt with a PRS tow truck driver attempting to tow a minivan claiming the vehicle was illegally parked, the right front tire was touching the parking space stripe. The victim with his 70 year old father approached the bald-headed nonuniform PRS driver who immediately demanded a $75 cash drop fee, but the minivan, being a front wheel drive vehicle was not loaded on dollies, had no safety chains attached or tow lights on the vehicle.
Once the victim informed the PRS driver he was a TDLR licensed IM driver who worked for Saucedo’s Wrecker Service and was calling the Police, the PRS driver disengaged from the minivan with the wheel lift and sped away.
This behavior of predatory towing is commonplace with Park Right Solutions, especially charging unauthorized drop fee higher than the Austin City Ordinance regulated $50 fee, which includes refusing to accept credit and debit cards as payment, giving financial kickbacks to their accounts and making illegal tows.
This should send a message to Kirk Rudy and Austin Mayor Steve Adler, we expect a higher level of honesty as the public is tired of being abused financially by both property owners, tow companies and the Austin Police Department’s outright refusal to uphold the Texas Towing, Booting & Storage Law in it’s entirety.
The law is in place to protect the public from predatory criminal towing, something APD has turned a blind eye for the past 30 years at the taxpaying citizens misery on behalf of their lucrative relationship with the New Family who owns Southside Wrecker Inc.
If your vehicle was towed by the Thieves of Park Right recently and its still at their Brandt Road Storage Lot, the chances of your vehicle being damaged due to weather is a strong possibility, since recent rains and flooding has wiped them off the map again. Get ready to receive a big paycheck from these crooks as that vehicle of yours is worth the value listed on the vehicle registration regardless the condition of the vehicle prior to being towed.
This what one can expect from ripping off the public, as KARMA is a bitch!