An anonymous business owner in Long Beach contacted me regarding the towing article that was posted over a week ago (see –An “Alleged” Towing “Scam” [Heed the Warning]). This person said many costumers are aware of the consequences of getting towed, but the ‘park once, shop in multiple stores’ habit is hard to break, especially in a place like Long Beach that is supposed to be a walkable city. “It’s definitely hurting business, as customers are saying they don’t want to shop in LB anymore.”
Coincidently, as I was drafting this story, I received the following photo with this caption from Richard Boodman who gave me info for the first story:
“At it again slightly after 2 PM today . She paid $50. He had her hooked up for about 14 minutes. Then he went store shopping until he found her. Tow guy told me he had complained to the PD about me. Since I complained to the PD about him, I guess we are even. One of the bystanders said that this is number three today.