[ba] MY "Stolen" car: VIN Numbers under hood and dash don't match

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 26 15:10:51 EST 2003

5 days ago, I pushed my 90tq project out on the street to make more room in
the garage.  One of my "kind" neighbors reported a car dumped.  Even though
I move the car every other day or so.  So as I leave to go to the gym last
night, the cops are there with a tow rig hooking up my car.  I tried my
hardest to get them to leave it.  But NO, they "claim" the car has undergone
a "chop" job and has two different VIN numbers.  EVERY Audi I have ever seen
as a different number under the hood then it does for a VIN.  These guys
were plain ass holes and basically told me to get out of the way or they
were going to arrest me and drag the car down the street.  I ask for him to
show proof of the fact that they can tow for a "mismatched" VIN numbers.  He
showed me a Cal. Veh. Code that basically says I can't "knowingly" purchase
a car that has altered VIN numbers.  NO WHERE in the code did it give them
the right to tow the car.  Anyway, now I am faced with bailing the car out
of "jail" and dealing with Oakland's finest.  So, to get to my point:  any
of you know where I can find proof that shows the "VIN" under the hood is
not a VIN at all???


Shayne P.

Oakland, CA.

Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.

FOR SALE:  1988 BMW 528e $3700
PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

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