Towing company repairs Richmond man's car after dispute

Towing company repairs Richmond man's car after dispute

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Richmond man who called 12 for help has a newly-repaired car, and he's reciting rhyme because he's so happy to have the problem resolved.

We told you last Tuesday that Seibert's Towing had reconsidered and agreed it would repair a man's car that turned up damaged after it was towed.

Preston Brown used poetry to show he's satisfied. Seibert's decided it would repair the damaged car last Tuesday the same day NBC 12's investigation

It was ready two days later. We were there when he picked up his car.

Brown did a quick test drive just outside Seibert's Towing. His repaired 2005 Chrysler 300 is now drivable and the wheels turn as they should.

"If Mohammed Ali can float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, I told Seibert Towing, you not going to damage a car that belongs to me. I'm calling Channel 12. 12 On Your Side," said Brown.

Seibert's GM Melvin Lawson declined to talk on camera, but Brown says Lawson had it fixed in the company's shop and ready for pick up two days after NBC 12 investigated his complaint.

"He told me he fixed it," said Brown. "Had the front end aligned by Firestone and drove it around and everything appeared okay. I'm okay with that. That's all I wanted in the beginning."

When we first saw video of Brown's car after it was towed because a friend illegally parked it in a bank's parking lot, it showed a snapped bar that holds the tire to the car. Locked in a week-long dispute with the tow company over who broke it and who should repair it, Brown called 12.

I contacted the bank and NBC 12 watched the surveillance footage. We also found a witness, Barksdale Haggins Owner of Barky's Music & DVD's who says, "I saw him when he drove up. [What did the car look like? Was it damaged?] No, it wasn't damaged. They broke the man's car."

Seibert's Towing said the damage is unexplainable and not consistent to towing, but it would repair the car anyway. By that time when we saw the car again, both wheels were broke.

"Just now, when I picked the car up, he told me that he doesn't know what happened between the time he pulled it up on the truck and got it off. But he was out of town and that's why it took so long for me to get an answer," said Brown.

Brown creates another rhyme on the spot.

"If it's not right, I'm going to Call 12 Tonight."

Brown has been driving his newly-repaired car since Friday. We haven't heard from him since then. Seibert's said last week, that the driver did everything he should have.

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