Misleading thread title is misleading.
Wausau, Wi (WSAU) Shawn Leslie says he's considering a lawsuit, but that won't get what he lost back. Leslie says when he went to pick up his car it was gone. He had been keeping the ashes of his father and grandfather inside, but the car had been towed and crushed for scrap.
Leslie says he had permission of the owner to leave the car in the parking lot of an apartment building while he was out of town. Property manager Ray Burris says Leslie did not have the owners permission. Burris called police last March saying the car had been left there for six to nine months.
Then, instead of waiting for the police to take action, he reportedly called and had the car towed. It was crushed one day later. There is no word on why Leslie was keeping the cremated remains in the car.
FWIW- this is the only part of the story that seems... questionable.
You can have a car towed and crushed one day later without getting the police involved?Then, instead of waiting for the police to take action, he reportedly called and had the car towed. It was crushed one day later.
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I found a another story that says this guy drives a truck for a living, and that he was parking his car in a lot behind a diner while he was out of town, driving his truck.
wtf..... Doesn't the guy have a place to live??
You're an idiot. And U-Haul storage is about as secure as an apartment parking lot. Or even less.
My co-workers and I each drive about 60k miles per year parking in hundreds of hotels and neighborhoods all around the country. I know of 2 break-ins last year. One was at the Holiday-Inn in Rochester, NY (airport location) and the other was at a U-Haul indoor storage facility in Dallas, TX.
So out of the thousands of places we have parked overnight half of the break-ins were at U-Haul storage. Do you want to re-think your 10,000 number? Probably more like "1/1000 as safe" not "10,000 times safer".
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It is sooo hard to live on the road buddy. A power-plant in the middle of nowhere takes 1000 people to build, and 12 people to run once its built, where do you think the 1000 construction guys go? To the next power plant somewhere really really far away.
Next time you're in a chain bar/restaurant like TGI FRIDAYS or OUTBACK, take a look at the bar. See that one well-dressed guy just chillin' alone at happy-hour? That guy is working on the road, and he wishes could go home if he even has one.
Car With Cremated Remains Illegally Towed and Destroyed. The Wausau towing company that towed and destroyed a car that had cremated remains inside did not have the legal right to do so, according to Wausau Police.
No criminal charges are being filed. However, this will likely be a civil law suit. How much is the loss of cremated remains worth? We shall see. I'm guessing it will be a lot more than a 94 Cougar.
Granted crushing of the car was wrong and he should be compensated for this. Does anyone take responsibility for their actions (or lack their of) in this country anymore?!?!?!!?
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Dead Grandpa aside, I find it hard to believe that the towing company would tow and crush a car in such a short period of time without trying to contact anyone.
A lot of the towing companies are borderline criminals anyway, so I'm not sure I'm going to side with anyone on this.
Obviously it was stupid to leave the car there for that long, but I don't think they should be able to just crush a car without attempting to let the owner know.
My local mini storage place charges $20 a month for out door storage. It is as "secure" as you could hope to find for $20 ( rural setting).
When I was a kid, my dad was on the road for 2 years straight. ( sales) He managed to make it home for around 15-20 days ( not counting the days where he was driving by and stopped to visit for a bit).