Little Rock residents show up to claim towed cars from winter storm
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- Many of those who decidedto abandon their cars Friday night returned to their vehicles missing, andMonday many found their cars at Little Rock's impound storage lot.
People showed up at thestorage facility's office with proof of registration and insurance in theirhands, but they probably didn't realize they needed to bring a stack of cash aswell.
We followed Paul Beasleyof Little Rock as he found his brother's car at the impound lot. Beasley said thecar was left inside the Out In The Woods apartment complex off Kanis Road,where his brother lives.
"Which was out ofthe way, off the street because he couldn't get up the hills," Beasley said.
The City of Little Rock toldChannel Seven that only vehicles blocking traffic, intersections or preventingemergency crews from doing work were towed.
"It's parking atyour apartment complex, you shouldn't have to pay no money to get your carback. In this instance it shouldn't have gotten towed in the first place,"Beasley believes, coming to the storage office because his brother was not ableto get off work.
Along with Beasley, 25others have to pay $220 for the tow service and fees, just to get theirvehicles back.
Little Rock Public Workssaid it's not receiving any income from the charge, and that all the money frompayments go to the towing company.
"You got to come outhere and you have to pay. That's quite a bit of money you have to give out when,you know, a lot of people don't have it. That's the frustrating part about it,"Beasley added.
If you think your car maybe at that impound lot on Jamison Road in Little Rock, you can call (501)918-4260.
You'll need to bring yourdriver's license, registration and of course the $220 to get it back.