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Phil Teller is a liar

March 14, 2008

On Saturday, March 8, 2008, Phil Teller called me to discuss a trailer in his backyard.

On Saturday, March 8, 2008, Phil Teller called me to discuss a trailer in his backyard. He said that his wife Linda was tired of looking at the trailer and really needed it moved out of their house before Phil's in-laws arrived. The trailer was used by another friend to bring her stuff from the Bay Area to Redmond, Washington, where she was going to be working with Phil as an employee. I started making calls to get the trailer a new home. Phil told me that he would gladly give me a Chevrolet Suburban to keep, for free, if I would take the trailer away. I told him I would think of a location to put the trailer.

On Monday, March 10, 2008 I got a call from Phil Teller at 9:30 AM where he once again asked me to move a trailer out of his backyard. I made some calls to find the trailer a new home and called back Phil Teller at 12:04 to tell him the trailer would be moved before the end of the week. This is when Phil told me the bad news. In order to finish a deck in his backyard, he had to move the trailer to the street on Thursday. When he got home from work, he was told by a neighbor that Kens Towing towed the trailer away earlier that day at 12:10. I thought it was weird that the trailer was towed six minutes in the future, but I figured perhaps Phil had perhaps set his clock wrong on daylight savings time. I thanked him and hung up the phone.

So I called Kens Towing and asked the location of the trailer they towed. They had no record of any trailer being towed that day. I called the Redmond Police. The Redmond Police Department is completely automated and can tell you instantly about any police report over the phone. The City of Redmond or a property owner would have to be called in order for the trailer to be towed. No such call came from the Redmond Police to impound an abandoned trailer.

I called Phil Teller once again around 12:20 to confirm that it was Kens Towing that towed the trailer and to get the full story once again. Phil told me that he moved the trailer out to the street on Thursday to build a new deck in time for his in-laws to come and visit. The trailer was on the street when he left for work in the morning. When he arrived at noon, a neighbor told him that Kens Towing just towed away the trailer. He then told me as long as the owner of the trailer filed an avidavit releasing interest in the trailer, there would be no way Kens Towing could bill the person who owns the trailer.

When the notice of impound finally surfaced yesterday, I was informed of the location of the trailer, which was at Kens Towing in Redmond.

The trailer was impounded by Kens Towing at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 10, 2008 from the backyard of Phil Teller.

When the trailer was picked up, Kens Towing told us the property owner, Phil Teller was the one who called in the impound. They also lamented that it would have been a lot easier and cheaper for everyone if the property owner (Phil Teller), had simply left the trailer on the street to let the city impound it.

The final bill for towing and storage: $732.00.

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