The Watch Dog response: The following makes no sense to me. I don’t understand why the car was towed. I have never experienced that one has to use the wrecker service that the police department wanted to call. Folk can request their own wrecker service and also where they want their car towed. I wonder how many women have been through this? Could this be something that is going on in Sharpsburg and other areas? I was told that the Sharpsburg Police Department had the option to just call a wrecker of their choice. I could understand that if the car is needed for evidence but in this situation the car didn’t needed to be towed. Actually since there were not outstanding warrants for the female the officer could have actually just followed the female home and took the tags. Why would anyone want to make someone spend money for no reason because again it is no reason that the car should have been towed. Keep in mind these are the facts as we know them so don’t try to add to or take away from the message below. I need to add that the bill was $75.00 on Saturday and you can add $35.00 per day to it now. Most of the time you have a 30 day time period to pay the bill. The female live 3 to 4 minutes away from the location that she was stopped so why not let her drive car home and then took the tags?
A cry out from a female!
On July 15, 2017 at 9:45 pm I was stopped by the Sharpsburg police. Officer T. Mooring came to my car and told me he pulled me over because my driver side headlight was out. Then he proceeded to ask me for my driver’s licenses, a few minutes later he came and told me my tags were dead and he has to call Taylor Wrecker Service to tow my car. I asked the officer if I could call my own tow and also explained to him that I got insurance on the vehicle. I then showed him my insurance car, he then told me no and that he see where the car was insured but his Chief said they could call the wrecker that they wanted. So about 10 minutes later Taylor Wrecker came talking very rudely telling me to get out my car, so I got out and he tells me that he will tow my car home for $75.00 or its going to his shop and that it will be $35.00 each day it’s there plus the $75.00. I have since then spoken with the Chief with no such help. When I was pulled over I pulled in the parking lot of Speedway gas station on S. Hathaway 301 and asked the employee was it okay to leave my vehicle there for about an hour until someone picked me up but the officer would not stand for it and kept saying that his chief said no they get to call who they wanted. I repeatedly asked the officer and ketting him know that I was a single parent and that I couldn’t afford tow services and all he stated was that he has to eat too.