Vehicles towed from shopping center mistaken for MTA park-and-ride lot

September 30, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Vehicles belonging to Ravens fans were towed yesterday to South Baltimore from a shopping center parking that was mistaken for the MTA park-and-ride lot at Route 40 West and Rolling Road, Baltimore County police said.

The cost to retrieve a vehicle is $170, said a spokeswoman for All American Towing in the 2900 block of Waterview Ave.

County police Officer Glen Holden of the Wilkens Precinct said the problem was caused by poor communication.

He said a defunct business on Geipe Road off the 700 block of N. Rolling Road behind the 40 West Shopping Center has allowed its property to be used as an park-and-ride lot.

An ad in The Sun yesterday said parking for the game was available at the park-and-ride lot on Geipe Road. It also said the "parking location" was at Route 40 and Rolling Road.

But the MTA lot is behind the shopping center, Holden said.

He said when the owner of the shopping center, Metro Management, learned that vehicles were illegally parked there, the owner called All American Towing.

Holden said there are several signs posted throughout the shopping center lot indicating that vehicles illegally parked there will be towed.

Pub Date: 9/30/96

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