City to pay impound fees for Bond Hill man's stolen car - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

City to pay impound fees for Bond Hill man's stolen car

Posted: Updated:
Michael Clark's car sits in the impound lot. (FOX19) Michael Clark's car sits in the impound lot. (FOX19)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Cincinnati City Council members are proposing measures to protect car theft victims and they are starting by picking up the tab for a Bond Hill man's impound fees. 

Michael Clark's car was stolen on March 14 and four days later authorities found it parked across town. Police realized it was a reported stolen vehicle and claimed they tried to get in touch with Clark.

Clark missed their call and authorities had the car towed to Russ Auto Body, a private lot contracted by the city due to full storage at Cincinnati City impound lot. It's been sitting there ever since racking up nearly $2,000 in fees.

Council members on Monday voted to pay the $2,000 to retrieve Clark's car. They said the city should not have a policy of making citizens pay fees on cars that were stolen through no fault of their own. Additionally, council motioned for alternative procedures to avoid levying a fee on victims of car theft.

Another hearing on the matter is planned where council said they will have a more general discussion on impounding and fees associated with stolen vehicles.

Related: Man to pay nearly $1K to retrieve stolen car

Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow