Question for attorneys.
Last night at around 9PM, hearing the sound of this loud truck, I look out the window and see this guy hooking my car up to his tow truck. I ran outside and told him to release my car at once...that I was totally paid up. He told me to "fuck off".
I was so angry I jumped on him in an attempt to get him to stop. He pushes me off him and says, "get the fuck off me, FAGGOT!"
Now I was really enraged, so I jumped in his tow truck (it was still running) and locked the doors so he couldn't get in. I told him I would unlock only if he released my car. So he calls me "faggot" once more and threatens to call the police, so I got out.
I have never missed a payment. The bank has acknowledged it was a bank error. I want to sue the bastard for discrimination. Do I have a case?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/26/2013|
No. He was just doing his job. Being an asshole about it, but nothing illegal.
Why wouldn't you let him call the police? They may have been able to charge them with attempted auto theft.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/24/2013|
So the company you're paying off the car to sent a guy to repossess it without even sending you a letter first to chase a late payment? WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/24/2013|
You assaulted him, fool. Assault was the first actual crime committed here. You had a potential case up to that moment, but not after it.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/24/2013|
There was no discrimination, he would have been discriminating against you if he refused to do his job based on your sexuality. The fact you assaulted him would give him grounds to sue you and the bank if he were to suddenly complain of back pain or other injuries as a result of your physical attack.
It would be different if he attacked you physically and called you a faggot depending on your city's hate crime laws. Count yourself lucky.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/24/2013|
R3, why would they send a letter "to chase a late payment" if there hasn't been a late payment?
I hope you can sue the fuck out of this asshole, Have you called the cops?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/24/2013|
No case against the repo man, but you may have a case against the bank. It's hard to see, though, what your real damages are for such a small incident. At best you have emotional distress. I'd complain to the bank about it and see what they offer you, if anything. If they don't offer you anything, I'd let it go.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/24/2013|
Of course you should raIsr a ruckus. Ignore the fools who are blaming you. His job my gay ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/24/2013|
Why would he call the cops? The guy was doing his job, he used an offensive slur but OP did assault him and trespass in his vehicle while locking him out. OP is lucky HE wasn't charged, with assault and auto theft.
If you're so hellbent on revenge because someone called you a name, complain to the tow-truck company that employs him. You do not have a case since no discrimination took place, you were just a victim of namecalling, and a bank mistake that wasn't the tow truck drivers fault.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/24/2013|
He wasn't trying to take the car because you are gay. No discrimination was involved.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/24/2013|
Alleged bank mistake r10.
All we know is what the OP told us, and even if the story is only 50% accurate, his reactions indicate he is, at best, unstable.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/24/2013|
Did this occur in LA...everyone sues everyone for anything out here. Ridiculous. Drop it. And butch up, honeycakes cause life is a long journey if you arent prepared to roll with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/24/2013|
Your case is about unlawful taking of your car, not discrimination.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/24/2013|
The car is a Mini Cooper or a Miata.
It's OK, OP. He was just acknowledging your excellently gay taste in cars.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/24/2013|
Aside from writing a poor internet review on the tow operator, you have no case. It was a slur, not discrimination. You are fortunate he withheld calling the police after that assault and possible GTA. Your lender was at fault here.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/24/2013|
R19 -- I don't own a car at present, but Mini Cooper or Miata would be what I'd get if I did. I had NO IDEA those were "gay" cars!
The one person I know of who owns a Miata is more definitely NOT gay!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/24/2013|
HOW did the tow truck driver know the OP is gay?? Why would he have said "faggot"?!
OP sounds kinda scary.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/24/2013|
[quote] The tow truck driver should sue you for assault.
[quote] I jumped on him... He pushes me off him and says, "get the fuck off me, FAGGOT!"
Or the police could charge you with attempted SEXUAL assault.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/24/2013|
No straight guy is gonna admit a sissy touched him.
But you don't own the car, the bank does. If you owned the car you'd have the pink.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/24/2013|
Um... unless I missed something, why do you think he took your car because the Repo man sent them?
You don't say where you were parked, so could it have been an illegal parking job?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/24/2013|
The OP clearly doesn't have a discrimination complaint but I think the people claiming that the OP assaulted the repo man are probably wrong. The agent of the bank (the repo man) had no right to take the OP's property and the OP may (depending on local law) have had a right to defend an unlawful taking. I think the OP would be on very clear grounds if this happened on his property (e.g., his driveway).
For example, if a repo man came to the door of your house and tried to wrongfully evict you, my bet is that under most state laws you could defend yourself and your property. Same idea should apply here.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/24/2013|
Wrong #25. The bank holds the title as collateral. It's in the OP's name.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/24/2013|
Not without the yellow title.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/24/2013|
So did he take your car away, OP? And has it been returned?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/24/2013|
Wrong #29. Just because the owner doesn't have the title doesn't mean he doesn't own the car. The bank just has a lien.
If what you were suggesting was true then banks would be liable to other drivers if the car they owned got into an accident.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/24/2013|
No, you don't have a case.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/24/2013|
When you jumped onto him, were you screetching like a girl?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/24/2013|
Maybe if you didn't act like a faggot, people wouldn't call you one.
Just a thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/24/2013|
Let's see, OP. You want to know if you are entitled to money because some guy called you "faggot?" Guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/24/2013|
Compassion for what, r25?
Jumping on a tow truck driver?
You'd say exactly the same thing if some hysterical flaming queen jumped on you while you were trying to do your job.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/24/2013|
OP is the Nasty Tow Truck Diver troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/24/2013|
Don't be so mean to OP. He didn't deserve to called faggot. His car was wrongfully being taken away and would be a major pain in the ass to get it back. He freaked out. It happens.
That said, he really has no case. Not every indignity can be basis of a successful lawsuit.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/24/2013|
If you were in Florida you could stand your ground!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/24/2013|
At least he didn't call you a "messy faggot."
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/24/2013|
If you'd both had guns you could have settled this like real men. Faggot.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/24/2013|
It was parked right in front of my house, on the street, R27.
I'm waiting for MY car right now.
So, you think I have a case against the bank. They admitted it was a bank error. I have no physical scars, but plenty of emotional ones. And believe me, I did not hurt the repo man. He was built like a brick shithouse. If anything, he hurt me when he flung me off of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/24/2013|
OP, will we see you on the Repo Man TV show? Would like to see the guy built like a brick shithouse while you were screaming and carrying-on.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/25/2013|
I knew a girl who had her car repossessed. But then she died.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/25/2013|
The repo man had no clue about OP, then he saw the caftan flowing in the breeze.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/25/2013|
There is a show about repo men?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/26/2013|
"Faggot" is a typical redneck insult word, and is thrown around regardless of the orientation of the person it's aimed at. In their world, it's as much as an insult to a straight guy's masculinity as it is to a gay person's orientation.
Bottom line is, OP, Repo Man didn't call you a faggot because you're gay, he called you a faggot because you're male.
And no, you don't have a case against him. You'd get laughed out of court.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/26/2013|
R46 before the repo guy hooked up the car to his truck he saw the OP through the window dialing a phone with a pencil and then taking his earring off before he put the handset to his ear.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/26/2013|
You need to learn to respond appropriately, OP.
You blam the tow truck driver for flinging you off of him and calling you a name, but he never would have done so if you didn't jump on him.
Why do you think physically attacking someone is appropriate? Why not call the police if you feel your car is being taken unlawfully?
You put this person in a VERY uncomfortable situation by acting disrespectful and outright hostile. To be honest, you were lucky that you weren't hurt even moreso than you claim to be.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/26/2013|
Wasn't this on an episode of Law & Order SVU. I think Mariska played the tow truck driver.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/26/2013|