A parker in Charlie DeBow’s garage at the borough of State College in PA left his car in the lot for 123 days and ran up nearly a $2000 parking charge. Read about it here.
Charlie’s crew knew about the car and had their eye on it. However they weren’t expecting the guy to show up with a tow truck and tow the car out of the lot, using the tow truck’s ticket as an exit pass. By the time the cops arrived, the car was gone.
Charlie may have the last laugh, however, since the vehicle owner is now charged with theft of services and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. State College is a small town. My guess is that he will be found.
DeBow’s crew might consider an approach many private operators take. A sign, or a note on the ticket that simply reminds the parker that any car left more than a certain number of days (5, 10, 20, whatever) will be impounded and sold for the parking fees, solves this problem., permanently.