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HELP - car towed

Burlington, Canada
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HELP - car towed

Hello. My rental car was towed today even though I had a purchased ticket on the dash. I must have been over the wrong line and it was gone within an hour from outside my apartment in Centro area. I spoke to a police officer who phoned someone and wrote down my license plate and confirmed they have it but he didn’t speak English and I can’t find out where to go pick it up! Any ideas?

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Lisbon, Portugal
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1. Re: HELP - car towed

Go to the Tourism Police "ESQUADRA DE TURISMO at Rua Clube dos Fenianos, nº 11" they may be able to help you.

Burlington, Canada
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2. Re: HELP - car towed

Thanks!

Brampton, Canada
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I don't know if anyone else is watching this post but I am interested to know - what happened? Did you get your car back? Was it an expensive experience?

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4. Re: HELP - car towed

It was 128EU for the car and another 20EU for the ticket!

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5. Re: HELP - car towed

I am very sorry to hear that! Ouch!!!! I have to say, I am not a big fan of the "Parking Police" wherever they may be. I understand they have a job to do but it sounds to me like you made an honest mistake and a little compassion would be nice. I remember once I was in a parking lot in Brampton and the parking patrol guy hid behind a car and watched people pulling up to a Pizza Place - he dashed out, slapped the ticket in the dash, and then hide again. They were in the place for less than a minute and came out to find a $100 ticket! anyways, sorry to hear about your incident, Hope you are enjoying your time in Portugal.

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