ct27gt wrote:Why would Sal waste his time going to court and taking time out of his life to go and testify regarding a car he doesn't even own any more....
Because technically Sal STILL owns the car, Mauro aka JDMRocha aka toyopet1 aka Tony aka Jared never registered the car under his name, he was driving it ILLEGALLY with invalid plates, stickers and no insurance. When he reported the car stolen it was not even his car to report, the police were bond by law to contact Sal (registered owner) to make sure that he did in fact sell the car to Mauro as he could not provide any documentation that it even belonged to him and for all the Cops knew Mauro could have stolen it from Sal.
Short story is Mauro contracted me to perform work on "his car" after said work he had a balance outstanding but me being the nice guy I released the car back into Mauro's possession. After Mauro broke the car's drivetrain trying to get unstuck from a snow bank he hounded me to take his car back and get it fixed as where it was he was getting ticketed - so I did. After a diagnosis and a verbal agreement to part his car out and pay me what he owed he reneg'd on the deal. I couldnt put a lien on a car I knew Mauro didnt own or ever have any intention on owning after the fact so I denied releasing his car back into his possession without closing his balance with me. He called the cops and the rest is history. Thank god I keep all text, email and PM correspondence as that is what proved I didnt steal his car but in fact had permission to take possession of it.
But let this be a lesson to all would be mechanics get everything in writing with a signed signature no matter who it is and never work on a car that is not registered to the owner or without writing consent from the owner.
Charges dropped, case dismissed, I will not discuss anything further regarding the case or Mauro.
To all the internet tough guys - your more then welcome to try.
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