My wife and I attended the FSU-SJSU football game at Bulldog Stadium on Saturday 10/17. We parked in Popeye's lot because of its proximity to the stadium. My wife has MS, so walks with a cane and has a CA parking placard llowing her to park in most places. The FPD sign in the lot accentuates this. We returned at 1030PM to an empty lot: Barney's Towing had illegally towed our car. I spoke to him multiple times. He insisted that we were parked illegally and so had the right to tow our vehicle. I finally paid him $357.50 (and a $30 cab ride to the remote storage yard) to get my car at midnight.
The owner of the Popeye's franchise, "Alan", said that he has had many complaints about this, and so has the adjacent Jack in the Box and Wendy's. Online, I read of complaints about Barney's predatory business practices.
Minimum, I want a total refund of $387.50 from Barney's; additionally , I want to see him lose his license or, at least, have his business practices investigated. Joe Mariscal, Alameda CA 510-523-1475