Swap O Rama Complaint - Towing Scam -- Fire Hazards -- Filthy Dirty - Illegal Things Being Sold
I was shopping at 4100 S. Ashland - Swap O Rama in Chicago. I wasn't there that long and noticed illegal things being sold there. Stolen items, illegal copies of movies, and handbags, knives, you name it.
I noticed that the bathrooms were filthy and the outside had a building condemned on the property and rats on the premises and garbage all over the
I wasn't there very long I had gotten there late. I did hear a page that a car was in the fire lane.
When I went to leave there were quite a few people still there, but they locked all the exits except the front exit and closed off the wash rooms also. Even though there were a lot of people there. It wasn't even closing yet. Isn't that dangerous in case there was a fire.
I came out and my car was gone. I went to a security person standing in a uniform saying I think somebody had stolen my car. He said he couldn't let me back in the building to talk to anybody they were closed. I said there are still people there. I really need to talk to the mgr. He wouldn't let me back in. He said call the towing company shown on the building. I replied why I parked in this parking lot.
I called the tow company Rendered Towing Company they did have my car. I asked why did they tow my car? They replied it wasn't in the lines. I said it was in the lines I parked in between 2 cars even with them. In the middle of the parking lot.
They wouldn't give me my car until I paid $170.00 dollars. I was so upset I thought how could they do this to me and get away with it.
I'm sure it's some kind of scam. I asked a police officer. He said there was nothing he could do to help me. He also said just pay it.
I'm a single older person I have a tight budget I really can't afford scams. I thought I was going to have a heart attack my heart was racing. I was so upset I almost fell walking to get my car.
If you have to omit such things or rewrite this please do so. But most importantly let people know what's going on there.