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Christian Wagner 04/08/12 02:05 PM

Culprit Doesn't Feel The Holiday Love
 
After Culprit's van & trailer was illegally towed and impounded by a known shady towing company, the band was forced to cancel three dates of the Heroes & Villains tour and pay nearly $1000 to get their van back. You can read a full statement here, and the band is accepting donations here.

KenneyBN 04/08/12 02:11 PM

That seriously sucks, I hope they can sort everything out soon.

Jack Appleby 04/08/12 02:20 PM

Band cannot catch a break. These dudes are due for good luck.

SwertsOnALog 04/08/12 02:53 PM

Why wouldnt they get the cops involved in this? It seems logical if it really was an "illegal" act.

UnderMyDreams 04/08/12 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SwertsOnALog (Post 106020312)
Why wouldnt they get the cops involved in this? It seems logical if it really was an "illegal" act.


Yeah... You can't just tow something randomly because you feel like it. If they really towed it for no reason, that would be illegal, and they could certainly get it back for free...

I mean; totally sucks for them. But if they were parked legally theres no way they couldn't get out of that fine.

dlaug 04/08/12 03:12 PM

Umm... welcome to real life. Shit happens.

dlaug 04/08/12 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack Appleby (Post 106019382)
Band cannot park legally. These dudes are due for a ticket.


Fixed.

zachff 04/08/12 03:38 PM

Sucks for them, but the lack of police involvement is questionable.

culpritzach 04/08/12 03:45 PM

We did get the cops involved, immediately. But, because it is a civil matter & not a criminal matter, they can't do anything. The towing company is an illegally-operated business with no business registration listed with the Oregon Secretary of State & no Department of Transportation permits... The business was dissolved and has been INACTIVE as a business since April 2011.

Basically, our van was illegally stolen & held for ransom at $938 ... fees that don't match up or exceed the max legal limit per fee according to state law.

These are all FACTS

nickymetal 04/08/12 03:57 PM

If it's an illegally operated business wouldn't that make it a criminal matter because at that point it is theft?

deFobbed14yrs 04/08/12 04:07 PM

That' really dumb if the cops say they can't help out since someone stole something from them. Maybe they're in it together because it doesn't matter the amount asked for ransom, it's still ransom.

fuldanips 04/08/12 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by nickymetal (Post 106021722)
If it's an illegally operated business wouldn't that make it a criminal matter because at that point it is theft?

That's what we thought but apparently they have a time window to present their registration before any action is taken against them. It's all a gigantic mess. Thanks to absolutepunk for posting about this and getting the word out...we hate to have to be "those guys" asking for help but we honestly have no choice. We're stuck.

Jason Tate 04/08/12 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by nickymetal (Post 106021722)
If it's an illegally operated business wouldn't that make it a criminal matter because at that point it is theft?

Yes.

Jack Appleby 04/08/12 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by dlaug (Post 106020812)
Fixed.


...did you read it?

Jason Tate 04/08/12 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by fuldanips (Post 106022132)
That's what we thought but apparently they have a time window to present their registration before any action is taken against them. It's all a gigantic mess. Thanks to absolutepunk for posting about this and getting the word out...we hate to have to be "those guys" asking for help but we honestly have no choice. We're stuck.

I think you guys are getting bad legal advice ... this makes no sense at all. Call a lawyer, you can get someone to look at this for less than the $1,000 they're asking for to get the van back.