Around 3pm today, I go to my condo parking lot, and my car isn't there. I then go to security, and they don't have any record of it being towed out of the building. When I asked them about security footage, apparently, that part of the parking lot doesn't have any security cameras. So after they hunt through all of the parking floors, they confirmed that the car isn't in the building.
Running out of options, I then call the cops an hour later and they confirmed it's been towed after all. Once I get to the towing lot, the towing guys say they don't have any information on who requested that my car be towed. When they hand me the invoice, it's my name listed in the hirer section.
So now I've got to shell out ~$800 (towing + parking lot fee) to get my car back. After I pay the invoice (I obviously didn't want to, but felt like I had no choice), they then hand me a $30 parking ticket that I now have to go to a police station to take care of.
Has anyone been in a situation like this? I'm guessing because of the lower dollar amount, getting legal help may not be an option (going to the media is on my mind though). But I feel both the towing company and building are at fault here. How in the world does the building allow a tow truck to get in/out with my car, and how is my name listed as the hirer on the towing company's invoice?
Advice is greatly appreciated as I've never been in anything like this before (and I haven't heard of anyone having to go through something like this).