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Comments (100) August 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm why did that cop not write that tow truck guy a ticket? lol way too nice, and the ticket should be 600 dollars Reply August 18, 2019 at 4:04 pm so does that cop ever write a ticket? or does he just say, "What are you doing here? what does the by-law say?" and they wonder why the tow trucks are always there….there is no enforcement of the law. Reply August 18, 2019 at 5:57 pm I would of rammed the rented car he got into that lyons place maybe run over brain for good measure Reply August 18, 2019 at 6:38 pm Absolutely no fear or respect of cops. It's like they are talking to a soccer mom and not a cop. All talk and not bite. Reply August 18, 2019 at 8:06 pm In Utah we are on rotation. Only those companies that the police dispatch calls can show up. 162 for the tow34 admin fee40$ a day storage. Reply August 18, 2019 at 8:14 pm take them to court and have the media in the room and sue Lyon's Reply August 19, 2019 at 12:45 am I’m sorry but I would of walked in with people and made sure I was coming out with my car 🤷🏻♂️ 90 days yeah alright 😂 let them do this to me Reply August 19, 2019 at 5:43 am I glad I know 10 people that will tow me for free Reply August 19, 2019 at 11:02 am A lot of the Police are in with the wreck guys. That's how the Police make extra money. I know this for a fact. I know a wreck guy that's now old and retired tell me that all the Police in the area all ways gave him first grabs cause he tipped them better then the rest of the company's in the area. Said it was a game changer to his business when he started paying the police. Reply August 19, 2019 at 8:43 pm 14:50 they did, he doesn't want to risk his job but apparently it be important for them to basically do what they gotta do to keep people coming back. basically once you fix it they are gone. There's no loyalty value for lion so they feel the need to damage then the referral by making sure parts are not on right and things keep breaking. Reply August 20, 2019 at 6:44 am That shop needs to go bankrupt after this video Reply August 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm Those businesses won’t last in the US. They would haven’t been sued and shut down. Reply August 20, 2019 at 11:26 pm I can't stand greedy liar SCAMMERS ! Reply August 21, 2019 at 6:51 am Everything related to cars is a scam. Be prepared for the costs when you are uninformed. Reply August 21, 2019 at 10:18 am The problem with courts and cops. They will label crimes like this as a "civil" case. What that means is police will not see justice prevails for a victim. There's no real money for the courts for things like this. If the courts and cops provided justice for the victim then the scamming businesses get closed down, this in turn means the government receive taxes from that business nor their employees. But if the victim loses then the courts will not get tax money from just that person (But only if that person loses their job.) So, the courts and cops surrender morality in favor of cash. Every Time the cops or courts have the ability to see justice prevails and they fail to do so, the cops and courts have victimized the victim even more. Whenever the cops or courts is aware they are not helping victims, these courts and cops are CRIMINALS. Telling the victim the law does not allow them to get involved shows just how badly laws are without justice and so those laws are actually promoting evil. Yet, bad enactment of laws can and does get worse. Police are NOT here to protect you. Any protection one gets from cops are but mere exploits for propaganda. And yet even with this put into the mix, there are still worse actions the cops and courts entertain. Cops and Courts hinder a victim from ability to get reimbursed for damages. You as a victim are hobbled or worse. You cannot force the one who victimized you to pay damages. The courts do not allow victims to recover damages other than what is outlined in law. Then if the court rules you are allowed to recover damages, the court makes little or no assistance in seeing you have recovered damages. Plus by the legal ways you are allowed, damage payments are thwarted by laws, laws that protect criminals. Reply August 21, 2019 at 1:12 pm Down here in soflo the police will get kickback for what tow truck company they call to the scene. Reply August 21, 2019 at 1:18 pm This tow truck deal needs more attention. To many scam in Houston Texas. Please comer over here we need your help. Reply August 21, 2019 at 1:40 pm His agent sound like a text support scammer Reply August 21, 2019 at 5:01 pm Burn there businesses DownDo it. .but plan it RIGHTAnd there employees cars tooI've done it and got away with it💯I've burn there kids cars…also Reply August 22, 2019 at 3:22 am The guy looks like a meth head with drivers license Reply August 22, 2019 at 6:27 am They offered me $300, but I didn't take it. Reply August 22, 2019 at 10:14 pm Canada= libtard nation that's what you get ppl🇺🇸 Reply August 23, 2019 at 1:17 am Can you not SUE THESE PEOPLE OR WHAT??? Reply August 23, 2019 at 1:35 pm It doesn't matter where I work at because I know that we do hundred percent honest business with people at a time that they dont need to be screwed around. When there is a crash the CHP or whatever law enforcement agencies are on scene will call for us to come out and pick up any vehicles involved. The owner of the vehicle tells me where to take it and if they dont know where then I will suggest going to our repair facility but it's just that! A suggestion! If the owner is not available for the decision then the vehicle will go to our shop automatically. On all the paperwork, on the dash of the tow truck, and on the side of it, plus inside the office on the wall and the counter top is all of our prices so they can be seen right away so no surprises. That's for the towing and storage part and our body shop and repair facility has it's own rates witch are again posted multiple places in the building. The body shop when your car comes in you get a service writer and a tech assigned to to your vehicle and it's the same people from start to finish to minimize any confusion that may occur. Also you can go on our website and watch your car get fixed real time as its happening so no surprises there again. Non that are planned on anyway I should say! Deductibles are waived on almost every vehicle brought into us and we go above and beyond to satisfy every single customer no matter what they have going on and or brought our way to tow or repair. Reply August 24, 2019 at 7:03 am Man i seen a tow truck get into an accident racing another tow truck to an accident Reply August 24, 2019 at 10:46 am If guys like that show up at my car and just start taking it somewhere without my permission you can be damn sure i either get my car for free back or i throw some hands and take it back Reply August 24, 2019 at 5:26 pm God is angry, at the wicked everyday. Taking advantage of people, to get extra amount of money from them is wrong and day the will have to answer to almighty God for that sin. Reply August 24, 2019 at 11:14 pm scions a sports car? Reply August 25, 2019 at 6:50 am My grandfather (age 93) got into a fender bender in Ottawa a few years ago. Minor damage to the bumper. Tow truck arrived right away and towed his vehicle immediately to a repair shop 1KM from the crash. The bill was a thousand dollars.. Reply August 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm He refuses ha ha ha what a joke Reply August 25, 2019 at 8:02 pm Have Erin call me. I'll give her a free lube job. Reply August 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm little scratch on car WHOLE FLIPPING TOW TRUCK BRIGADE SWARMS THE SCENE Reply August 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm why am i watching a news channel Reply August 26, 2019 at 12:25 am Beat the owner ,boss in charge a inch from his ,her life. The sue them for every they got Reply August 26, 2019 at 2:25 pm Why would anyone agree to have your car towed by random companies. I’d call my insurance or call the police and ask them what to do/who they recommend to call Reply August 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm i would have taken my car back with force and dealt with the police after. Reply August 27, 2019 at 5:42 am That guy who got hit maybe his bongo skills that he used on weedman can work with them too Reply August 27, 2019 at 5:07 pm Tow truck drivers can't speak English…. Reply August 28, 2019 at 8:30 pm Anyone know the name of the soundtrack used at 9:20? I've heard it somewhere before…. Reply August 29, 2019 at 3:47 am This is one reason why our police stations do contracts with only certain companies Reply August 29, 2019 at 5:06 am Wake up guys, just arrange for your own tow trucks. Don't be lazy for them to come and help you. Arrange it by yourself and find a place of your own or friends for few days. Lyons Auto Body ltd, don't ever go to these scums for any of vehicle needs. Don't go based on the Yelp or any other online reviews. If you are brainy enough then do a google or any web search and find the one that is not shown on the top searches of the search engine. This is a research done by a group who proved it the right way. Reply August 29, 2019 at 5:38 am Suggestion Videos “Hidden Camera Expose” 2 Hours 47 mins 19 secs Later YouTube 🔎⌨️ CBC Marketplace Reply August 30, 2019 at 5:01 am The owner of Lyons body shop would be sucking his meals through a straw for the foreseeable future !!!! Reply August 30, 2019 at 6:00 am "Mr. Mulla" ?? No wonder they were trying to tax him 8K!!! Reply August 30, 2019 at 1:14 pm The original accident damage won't be coverd if the owner drives away without vehicle being towed from the scene Reply August 30, 2019 at 1:18 pm Ask the police officer if he is a tradesman ? But they will tell the owner to drive a unsafe and detectable vehicle, not to mention police ring towing companies too. Reply August 31, 2019 at 4:52 am LMAO: "I called a guy friend AFTER he hooked the car…" What is she thinking; He can beat up the driver, and get the car back? NO ladies, accident support is a booty level activity… Reply August 31, 2019 at 12:35 pm The police, the two truck drivers, the "courts," it's all a racket. Reply August 31, 2019 at 8:20 pm A fucken frs??? Reply August 31, 2019 at 9:38 pm If you get in an accident in Lancaster Ohio do not let the police call you a tow truck call one yourself. A and L towing towed my brothers car charged him $486.00+ to winch it on to flatbed tow truck. And wouldn't let him get his car for three days. Reply September 1, 2019 at 2:10 am In fort worth the police have some list that rotates all local tow truck. I'm not exactly sure how it works but it seems like it avoids to many showing up. Reply September 1, 2019 at 8:58 am Pfttt the tow truck industry is practically ran by the mafia very sketchy business Reply September 1, 2019 at 10:34 am Yet another reason why firearms should be readily available to the public. Reply September 1, 2019 at 1:24 pm these places just need to be shut down Reply September 1, 2019 at 1:27 pm officer wearing a nice Rolex Reply September 1, 2019 at 9:49 pm Ineffective cops need to issue the ticket… Reply September 1, 2019 at 10:22 pm Cops should do the job Reply September 2, 2019 at 2:27 pm Organized Crime…The tow trucks working with Lyons Body Shop are working together to extort a ransom. This could be cleared up by having a police contracted towing service and city run impound/storage facility with fixed flat rates for towing and storage. All accident vehicles would go to the city storage yard until insurance co. and /or vehicle owner determine which repair facility will do the repair. A zero tolerance on the distance tow trucks must be from accidents should be in place as well. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for non-compliance. No warnings. Fines should double after each additional offence. Reply September 3, 2019 at 7:32 am Wait, why are they moving the car before pictures, police diagram, officer observation? Reply September 3, 2019 at 5:04 pm Bunch of thief's. Reply September 3, 2019 at 5:05 pm It lieings.lol. Reply September 4, 2019 at 8:04 pm 13,000 the insurance paid are they nuts? how about a Lawyer? District Attorney? I have friends in low places that would of met the owner and changed his mind in a hurry Reply September 4, 2019 at 9:47 pm Hes got two kids and like a property tax. He definitely took that comission Reply September 5, 2019 at 12:34 am Erica IS HOTTTT Reply September 5, 2019 at 3:46 am 12:10 got to give him props for not taking the commision Reply September 5, 2019 at 4:04 am 8000 lol the body shop deserves to burn down. Reply September 5, 2019 at 4:11 am These guys are scum. Thieves and scam artists. Motherfuckers are committing a crime here by holdin the car hostage. Reply September 5, 2019 at 4:14 am Why can’t they be arrested for scamming people? The laws suck. Greedy fuckers earn more than doctors! And the guy that says he refused is likely lying. Pretending to be more moral than the rest. Reply September 5, 2019 at 4:15 am How the duck did the insurance lay 13000!!! Reply September 5, 2019 at 4:16 am I hope his place burns down. Really want Lyons to burn down! Can’t they get sued??? Reply September 6, 2019 at 1:28 am I bet if I took my gun to the body shop they would give me my car back Reply September 6, 2019 at 4:09 am U should carry AAA service. Reply September 6, 2019 at 4:42 pm He has 5 children to support, 4 different mothers. Reply September 6, 2019 at 5:35 pm when cops where rolex wacthes Reply September 6, 2019 at 8:47 pm Erin moore is my mom's name Reply September 7, 2019 at 3:06 am Canada is a scam it's self. I had my truck towed about 59 mines and it cost $200. Reply September 7, 2019 at 6:24 am They held on to his car for three months while they rented it out other customers. Reply September 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm I''LL SET THE SHOP ON FIRE. Reply September 7, 2019 at 1:32 pm I’d tell them to keep the car for now I’ll get it back Reply September 7, 2019 at 1:39 pm Never trust a mechanic or tow truck driver. Most car repairs take a socket set and a ratchet and the parts are usually a third of what they charge at a mechanic Reply September 7, 2019 at 4:53 pm Wow, people are so darn naive! Reply September 8, 2019 at 12:07 am my mad flexing w the two tone rolex? Reply September 8, 2019 at 4:57 am Never let them take it to ANY repair shop. ALWAYS make them take it to your home and then search for a repair shop of your choice. Reply September 8, 2019 at 9:02 am You can get AAA or even use a family members unused free tow. You can sit on side of the road literally all day if you aren't obstructing traffic and tell Cop you are waiting for AAA to come. Tow trucks take advantage of people who think you have to get car off side of road ASAP. My spare tire doesn't have a rim so I had a flat that I had to take off the rim, put the new one on the rim and pump up the tire. This process took maybe 1 hour and the Cop came at the end and even offered to help me. As long as its not major damage you can drive car away after you exchange info. Reply September 8, 2019 at 5:40 pm 4:18 – His eyebrows bug me. Reply September 8, 2019 at 5:49 pm 10:06 – Total Trump move. He walks away from a question that he can't answer and believes the law doesn't apply to him. Reply September 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm 16:37 – C'mon, girl! You can do better. Reply September 8, 2019 at 9:42 pm If I learned one thing in my life, it's that never trust anyone. Reply September 8, 2019 at 9:43 pm woah that policeman be wearing a rolex Reply September 8, 2019 at 11:32 pm Damn near everyone is out to scam you. It’s pathetic. Reply September 9, 2019 at 12:38 am #SUETHEBODYSHOPS Reply September 9, 2019 at 3:16 am Like other comments said, AAA best bet, otherwise call the cops, better to have the law than to have scams Reply September 9, 2019 at 4:17 pm Never bring your car there because there very bad Reply September 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm Or don't let them Reply September 10, 2019 at 4:50 am This happensonly in English speaking Canada not French Reply September 10, 2019 at 7:45 am By most laws (in Australia don’t know if it applies in America) a tow truck must drop a car off where you say it if they don’t they are subject to multiple fines. Eg, you say to drop it “here” and they say “there” is better they aren’t legally allowed to say that. They need to two to “here” if not it could be a suspension of tow truck licence Reply September 10, 2019 at 3:10 pm 3:17 police officer has a Rolex Reply September 10, 2019 at 3:19 pm If a tow truck company/storage yard hijacks your car and overcharges you. Declare it stolen. They will give it back immediately because they can lose their company operation license. Reply September 10, 2019 at 5:59 pm Idc if u have kids, don't guilt trip ppl with that. We all struggle Reply September 10, 2019 at 6:37 pm Ontario definately has different laws then we do in Alberta. I'm on a fire department and we have to wait sometimes up to an hour for a tow truck to arrive after called to a scene. I'd recommend to change the laws out there and try and get rid of those vultures out there. Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.