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Baton Rouge Business Report on Riverside Towing: Blue Boods getting a taste...

and they don't like it...

Riverside Towing Article in BR Biz Report

Interesting to see all the violations, as well as the State Police Investigation. Also really liked the personal letter one of the investigators wrote back to a complaintant.




GeorgeTheGreek
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BOOOOM!!!!!!!


el Gaucho
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re: Baton Rouge Business Report on Riverside Towing: Blue Boods getting a taste...
That's gonna hurt their tier rating


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Bmath
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One of their employees grabbed a pair of nun chucks when I questioned him amount I was charged being higher than what was on my receipt.

Evil company.


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Bmath
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One of their employees grabbed a pair of nun chucks when I questioned him amount I was charged being higher than what was on my receipt.

Evil company.


Did he attempt to use them? Why not call da law on 'em?


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800 pages


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Bmath
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No. He picked them up, but I just shook my head and tried calling their "corporate" instead. Kept getting the line that once it was dropped in the box there was nothing they could do.


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GeorgeTheGreek
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In 2009, Riverside was the subject of a State Police investigation called Operation Illegal Tow. The agency cited the firm with 81 counts—including filing false or fictitious statements, improper nonconsensual tows and improper billing invoices. The total original fine was $8,925.

According to the investigative report, troopers watched as Riverside operators towed vehicles from lots and dropped them off in the Walmart parking lot, where they were left unattended until another tow truck came to pick them up for transport to the Riverside storage yard. Such practices are illegal.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White, who formerly headed up the State Police division that oversaw towing enforcement, says he's had concerns about Riverside for nearly a decade. He questions why the Louisiana Department of Public Safety hasn't tried to revoke the company's tow license.


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This is 10yrs in the making. Everyone that ever parks around LSU has had dealings with those frickers. I have always thought that they knew someone higher up that allowed them to continue to get contracts

I can say I haven't ever seen them towing from under the overpass.
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He says Riverside actually recommended against towing
bull-fricking-shit
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I haven't had a physical altercation in five years, probably more like seven years.”
I had a buddy who they pulled a pistol on 5yrs ago when he argued about his car

Another illegal thing they do is tow cars to parking lots and have bigger trucks come pick them up in groups. I have gotten my truck back twice for free because I knew where they put them

Their biggest problem, IMO, is the fact that they charge the maximum towing fee of $150 or so dollars, and tack on another $150 to that for random bull shite.


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According to the investigative report, troopers watched as Riverside operators towed vehicles from lots and dropped them off in the Walmart parking lot, where they were left unattended until another tow truck came to pick them up for transport to the Riverside storage yard. Such practices are illegal.
exactly

he has video of every tow, but i bet he cannot produce continuous video of the car going straight to the yard


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LSUfan4444
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According to the investigative report, troopers watched as Riverside operators towed vehicles from lots and dropped them off in the Walmart parking lot, where they were left unattended until another tow truck came to pick them up for transport to the Riverside storage yard. Such practices are illegal.


How is that not straight up theft?


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Riverside must not have kicked up their percentage on time to the proper authorities. Payback is a MFer.


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I had a buddy who they pulled a pistol on 5yrs ago when he argued about his car
doesnt happen now because many kids are smart enough to have to cell phone camera out the entire time when dealing with these people


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Bmath
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How is that not straight up theft?


Probably bc they towed cars parked illegally. It is a violation of procedure not theft.


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They should dig up his political contributions and also the guy should be audited to find out how he's funneling kick backs to the people that should be putting him out of business but aren't.


Bmath
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re: Baton Rouge Business Report on Riverside Towing: Blue Boods getting a taste...
I guarantee he was running a cash only business for a reason. Being able to over charge was just one perk.


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el Gaucho
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re: Baton Rouge Business Report on Riverside Towing: Blue Boods getting a taste...
It's a shame to see all these jealous people going after a good community business just trying to make an honest dollar


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It's a shame to see all these jealous people going after a good community business just trying to make an honest dollar


weak


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Baton Rouge Business Report on Riverside Towing: Blue Boods getting a taste...
It's the most open secret out there and no investigative journalist wants to do any work.


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LSUfan4444
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Probably bc they towed cars parked illegally


Then why drop the cars off at Wal Mart?


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