IHOP Complaint - Illegally Towed from IHOP
Resolution Update on 10/30/2007:
ARDMORE, PENNSYLVANIA -- I went to 130 West Lancaster IHOP in Ardmore, PA yesterday with my two children one of which is Autistic to eat lunch. I parked my car and got my children out of the car. I saw a man in a sweatshirt standing in the lot an he was looking at me. I proceeded to walk down the street to the ATM both because my son needs sensory breaks and to get cash as my Debit card gave trouble the last time we were in IHOP. I parked at around 12:45. Walking down the street I saw to my amazement my car being towed from the lot. I rushed into the resturant and got the Manager. He stated that it is a private lot and I was not to park there to go shopping in a Halloween store next door. I said I wan't in a Halloween store, I said I don't even have a bag for the other store. I just parked not even 10 min. ago and my car is gone.
I was going to eat lunch here. I asked him to call and get my car back and he rang Main Line Hooker. I had to pay $200 dollars for my car. The exact amount I just took out of the ATM. The jerk of a Manager stood there like an idiot with my child freaking out as I handed over my money. Leaving the parking lot I saw the employee of the Towing company park his vehicle in another establishments lot and run acroos the street to the IHOP parking lot zipping up his gray sweatshirt. UNBELIEVABLE! That manager shood be fired.
I drove back in the lot and said to the tow truck driver " You just appoligized to me saying it is your job and all the while you are a sneeky cheat you could have inquired to my business or at least made sure I wasn't going to eat here before you so quickly towed my car". My car was towed at 12:53, I only got there at 12:45.