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For lack of $10, woman's car is towed and shift at work is lost
She tells a tale of a public housing resident caught between an unyielding tow truck driver and public housing officials who say they do the best they can to avoid towing, but will send in the tow trucks if they must.
Bok said she's lived at Elmwood Gardens for about 14 years and has had her car towed twice before. She said it's impossible to hear a horn from inside. She's used to having someone knock on her door. The only knock she had Thursday was from a neighbor to tell her car was being towed.
Rick Slyvia, general manager of Performance Towing, confirmed the $100 offer. But he said "there were some words" between the resident and the driver. He said the proper fee is $110, and the driver would have dropped the car if she had the entire fee.
Bok's biggest criticism is with Elmwood Gardens management. The manager was on hand but didn't stop the driver despite her pleadings. Dunfey said the housing does a lot to avoid towing, but managers won't get between a car owner and a driver.
Bok said she missed a shift cleaning Central High School. Later in the afternoon, she picked up her car.
"They should understand there are poor people here," she said. They need a car to go to work so they can afford medicine and food for their children. "If they come and take the car, what do they do?"
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