So, most cities have a nuisance vehicle ordinance, which allows the city to tow and impound a person’s vehicle if it is parked where parking is prohibited, or if it has been left parked for too long in a space or hasn’t been feeding the meter over a long period of time. Denver on the other hand has taken things to an extreme, and is very aggressive about towing and impounding people’s vehicles. Not only are they aggressive, unlike most cities who will dismiss fines and impound fees if a person is found not guilty of the nuisance vehicle ordinance, Denver does not, and their impound fees are brutal.
“They told me my truck was going to be held under something called nuisance abatement,” said Robin McAnally.
McAnally was found not guilty of the misdemeanor charge Denver cited when it took his work truck, but Denver officials told him that it doesn’t matter; he still has to pay $5,000 to get his truck out of the impound lot.
McAnally doesn’t have the money, so the nuisance ordinance gives Denver the authority to sell his truck at auction and keep the proceeds, and then garnish his wages, including interest.
“My life was just over with from that point on,” McAnally said. “It was a nightmare and still is really.”
They pull this shit on the wrong person and it’s gonna get real ugly in a hurry, a guy can make one hell of a statement and mess with much less than $5000.