EXCLUSIVE: Lawsuit regarding Birmingham towing dispute pending

A lawsuit regarding Birmingham towing practices is brewing. (Scott Packard/CBS42 News)
A lawsuit regarding Birmingham towing practices is brewing. (Scott Packard/CBS42 News)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A lawsuit against a Birmingham towing company and restaurant is in the works.

Patrick Mackin’s vehicle was towed from the Chick-Fil-A in Birmingham’s Southside the night of Good Friday. There are lots of signs at the restaurant indicating parking is for customers only. Mackin has a receipt showing he made a purchase about 90 minutes before his car was towed. However, he still had to pay $185 to get his Nissan back.

“It’s almost as if you’re being held at gunpoint. Give me $285 or else you can’t get home tonight, Mackin said.

Mackin’s attorney demands a full refund from Parking Enforcement Systems by April 13. If that does not happen, he will take the matter to court.

The towing company and restaurant declined comment on the matter.

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