About a week ago my apartment complex sent out a notice that they would have a company patrolling my complex and that we needed to get
a new vehicle tag to stick in our window. I already have a tag from last year and did not have a chance to get one because they close before I
get back home from classes every day and I didn't want to wake up early. Today when I get back from class (I ride a city bus) I find this relatively thin boot on my car
(compared to the ones cops put on cars) and a notice saying to call a number to get it off, and that I have an expired tag.
At this point I'm wondering what to do?
I'm definitely going to talk to my complex management tomorrow morning to see if they will get it taken off free of charge sense I actually pay to live here.
If they don't do that I'm not going to renew my contract with them when it runs out in a few months (this place is a real dump anyways).
If my first step does not work I'm going to call the number on my car and that's where I would like your opinion/experience on the matter.
If they only want $20 or so to get it off sure but if they want $50+ to get it off whats stopping me from going to my local hardware store buying an angle grinder
and a cutting wheel and taking it off myself? would I be breaking any laws? because I have every right to park here, and that boot to me is the same as someone putting a
chain on my door and saying that I can't go into my own house unless I pay them. To me the boot itself seems like a means of vandalism because it has disabled and therefore
damaged my vehicle. What if I get hurt and need to get to the hospital or need to go get food at the store?
So what do you guys think?