The worst time to lock the keys in the car is on a hot, summer day.
The worst time to have your car towed is also on a hot, summer day.
My friends and I went to the beach outside of Tampa. Clearwater beach is a great place for fishing and catching waves. My friends and I didn’t have much luck with the surf that day, but we caught a couple of fish that were big enough to keep. We had a long walk with all of our fishing gear including poles, nets, tackle boxes and chairs. When we finally got back to the place where the car was parked, I didn’t see my blue Toyota. I thought we parked in a different area, but I clearly remember the red building in front of our car that morning. I looked around the water beach parking lot and I saw a sign at the end of the row that said no parking and tow away zone. I didn’t want to tell my friends that my car was probably towed, but I didn’t have any choice. My friend Charlie saw the sign as well and everyone got upset at the same time. I really didn’t see the sign that said no parking. I didn’t want to be out in the hot sun and humidity without AC. I called the tow company and they had my car at the lot. I took lots of pictures of the parking sign and the space where I parked, but the Tampa Bay tow company still made me pay $225 to get my car back.