Miner administration cuts impoundment fee for stolen car victim

In response to a story on CNY Central, the Miner Administration says it has lowered the impoundment charge for a Solvay woman whose car was stolen last week.

Annette Fox complained that the operators of an impoundment lot on Lodi Street in Syracuse were forcing her to pay nearly $500.00 to retreive her car. Fox says crime victims should not have to pay towing and storage fees when their cars are stolen. The city claims it tries to ensure that such victims are not charged for the impoundment of stolen vehicles. Mayor Miner's Chief of Staff Bill Ryan says the city convinced the tow operator to lower his fee to $200.00 which Fox says she will accept.

The Onondaga County District Attornmey's office saysFox is not alone and it has asked the city to rectify the problem of victims being forced to pay impoundment fees for stolen cars.