PROVO—While students packed the council chambers to hear a new proposal on towing policy yesterday, local companies acted in retaliation, towing and impounding all vehicles within a 10 mile radius of city hall.
Mayor John R. Curtis, who spoke at the meeting, was infuriated as he exited the building and witnessed his mom’s 1994 Dodge Caravan being towed away. “Crap, how am I going to get home? Mom is going to kill me.”
The BunYion interviewed John Lamare of Provo City United Towing, LLC earlier this morning. According to Lamare and his staff, there is really very little that can be done about the problem. He states, “Look, if you really want to get your car back, just pay the $285 fine and we’ll return it. If you don’t want to get towed next time, don’t ever park in Provo.”
Raul del Buitre of UC Towing gave similar comments, saying, “Yeah, we understand that the parking limit around the building is normally two hours, but with Daylight Savings and the Coriolis effect, the limit was up and we had to tow. People’s lives were endangered.” When asked about the appeals process, he reported, “Look, we don’t really have evidence that you did anything wrong, but Christmas is around the corner and I needed some lotto tickets. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a microwave burrito and Starcraft game I need to get back to.”