No Receipt, I call Police! Can a store refuse to give a receipt?
I've been parking for $55 a mo. at this parking lot in L.A. behind a store. I was out of town for a few weeks and when I got back I thought my car had been stolen. Fred the store owner laughed and said, "No, we towed everybody." So for whatever reason they decided to tow all the cars in the lot. My car had been at the tow company for a few weeks so the price to get it out was well over a $1,000. I asked for a receipt because I wanted to take it to court but again they refused and the father actually hit me that time. Today, I went back and this time I got it all on camera. Again the father hit me and he actually called the police when I asked for the receipt. Can I use this tape in court? Was he supposed to give me a receipt? Is it legal for him to physically attack me? He said it's because I took his picture. I know men shouldn't hit women but is there a law that law says he can't hit me? Thanks
The first month I paid them I didn't even think to get a receipt because I was in a hurry. The next month when I paid I asked for a receipt and they refused. The father started to hit me but his friend stopped him and he begrudgingly scribbled chicken scratch on a piece of paper and threw it at me. There are no signs posted that refer to it as a parking lot, and no signs that tell what Tow Company they use. Do they legally have to post something that tells what Tow Company they use?
Everyone around me told me not to go to the police because the Police asked no other questions on the phone other than what race I am, and everyone I've talked to says that sounds fishy. I really like LA but there are some shady corners in this city. It's the mexican district so some people aren't here legally and a lot of the businesses like the parking lot are pulling scams left and right. Trying to get witnesses in court had proven to be impossible so I took my camera with me this time. The police told me on the phone that it was illegal for me to take pictures of him or his property and that it was punishable by law. He actually started hitting me when i was on the phone with them. I told the dispatcher that he was attacking me after I got away from him and she kept asking what race I was, no concern whatsoever to the situation. So I just don't know. Maybe I'll leave Los Angeles if all these people are crazy and they're allowed to get away with doing crazy thin