SAN ANTONIO - This is the first weekend San Antonio police are enforcing the city's towing ordinance -- which prohibits towing companies from charging more than $85. That led to a showdown with one tow company Sunday.
Bexar Towing fought against that $85 price limit in court, but lost when a judge upheld the ordinance this past week. This weekend though, car owners were still getting charged close to $300, so they called police.
Saturday night is a big night for towing, so first thing Sunday people were lined up to get their cars back from Bexar Towing's lot. Their paperwork showed Bexar Towing was continuing to charge more than three times what they're allowed to under the ordinance. Some of the car owners had seen our stories, so they called police, who went in and made Bexar Towing adjust the bills on the spot.
“They shouldn't be doing it at all. We were going to come last night, and if we had come last night, I would have paid $300. So I'm glad we waited until this morning, but they need to give everyone their money back. That's unacceptable,” said car owner Jordan Wilson.
News 4 WOAI contacted Bexar Towing's attorney, but he had no comment. Other towing companies are watching closely to see how hard police are going to enforce the ordinance.
Those drivers did what the city wants them to do: they say if you are over-charged, call police and file a report, so they can write a ticket.