I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

I am way too old for this crap.

Remember my car that was towed from the grocery store in January?

The folks who took it off my hands never registered the vehicle, so it's still in my name. And now she's sending me messages in all caps acting highly impaired by...something...asking where the car, the title to the car, and the man she was with are. As if I could possibly know where that man is.

I scratched out her last message because it included her contact info, and I'm not putting that on the cray-cray internet no matter how annoyed I am.

I blocked her from writing anything further, and went to the police with the situation. I let them look at all of the messages, and they looked at my Facebook page also. They declared me legit, and them "crackheads". I gave the officer the VIN#, license plate number, and the woman's name and phone number (which both she and the man used the day of the transaction).

Then I went to the DMV, where, thanks be to God and the universe, there was nobody in line. I spoke with one of the assistants, who confirmed that the vehicle was still in my name, but noted that I relinquished it to a woman and man (who towed it away) on January 12th. She said she flagged the VIN and tag so that if an officer runs it, it will show that I got rid of it months ago. She said that's all that can be done.

So I guess I've done everything I can do to rid myself of the situation. The officer told me that he has seen this happen before. People find old free or cheap cars to commit crimes in, then dump the car in hopes of the wrong person getting nailed for it. He said it's out of my hands and that the car is no longer my problem, and advised me not to get involved in local buy-sell-trade-free pages anymore (this happened on Facebook Marketplace, for the record). He said I'm not cut out for dealing with the crazies around here. I laughed and agreed. Lesson learned.

Poor Midori. I loved that car, and I would have simply towed her straight to the junkyard myself if I had known this was going to happen. May she eventually rest in peace.