Car Owners Furious After Police Chief Orders Vehicles Towed Following Devastating Flooding

 Friday, September 10, 2021

 CBS Philly

Car owners in hard-hit Bridgeport are furious after dozens of vehicles were towed away after last week’s storm without notice. Now they’re told to pay up to get them back.

Neighbors with flooded homes say getting back their cars has become a major headache after their lives were turned upside down last week.

On top of having to replace the walls, carpets, and more inside her Bridgeport house, Minelba Negron also now has to worry about coming up with almost $150 to get back her car that was towed away after last week’s storm.

‘Our homes are gone, we have nothing,’ she said. ‘We’re being charged fees out the wazoo to get our property back that should never have been removed in the first place.’

A worker from Jamison’s Towing in King of Prussia tells Eyewitness News it removed more than 70 vehicles from Bridgeport after the flood. ‘They had no permission from any of the people who own the vehicles to remove the vehicles,’ Negron said.