Stripped VW On S.F. Street Bears Blunt Message: "F.U. City Tow"
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But we have to hand it to the person identifying him or herself as "J Treehorn" for coming up with an interesting way to express dissatisfaction with the city's former towing contractor.
At least that's what we gathered when coming across this mysterious stripped VW Bug that's been sitting on Kearny Street, near the Embarcadero.
However, a close examination of the area surrounding the car shows no more debris than a handful of broken glass, which could easily have been chipped off the mostly busted out windows during the couple of weeks it's been sitting there. Additionally, it's rusty inside and out, as if it had been in a junkyard.
Could somebody have placed the already junked and stripped car on the street?
Adding to the mystery: City Tow hasn't been the city's towing contractor since the early 2000s, when the company paid a multi-million dollar settlement after San Francisco and California sued it for allegedly rigging vehicle auctions. For the past seven years, the contractor that coordinates car towing for the SFMTA has been AutoReturn.
(We've left a message with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority's spokesman, Paul Rose, for any information behind this ominous car -- we'll fill you in when we hear back.)
Anybody with clues about the Kearny Street mystery car, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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