.

Evanston Woman Jumps on Car Being Wrongfully Towed

The towing company later acknowledged it was supposed to tow another car up the street.

No one wants to look out their window to see their car being towed. And especially not when it’s sitting in your legal parking spot.

But that’s exactly what happened to an Evanston woman who was told by neighbors around midnight Sunday that her SUV was being towed from its legal spot at her Dobson Avenue home, according to a CBS Chicago report.

Anne Scott confronted the towing company workers — at one point sitting on the SUV to try to get them to stop — but they wouldn’t stop or call for confirmation that they had the right car until police arrived, CBS reports.

Once they did call their dispatcher, they learned that they were supposed to tow a car down the street that was a different make and color. Scott has filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau and the Illinois Commerce Commission, the station reports. A lawyer for Lincoln Towing, the company in question, said it is looking into the matter.

You can watch the full report in the video above or read it here.

ReaditandSpeak May 22, 2014 at 12:38 PM
A simple phone call would have saved them a lawsuit.
melanie May 22, 2014 at 09:49 PM
" To me way, hay Tow them away The Lincoln Park Pirates are we "
Dan Cox May 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM
Remember the car thees in chicago that were Towing cars to a chop-shop.
The Voice of Highland Park May 27, 2014 at 02:11 PM
I can't believe that Dan Cox has commented on a story not dealing with Highland Park. What could possible happen next, Jesus appearing?
Alice Riley June 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM
HA HA..voice of HP

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »