impounded bentley

Man sues New York City for not taking care of his impounded car (the one he killed a man with)
Harry Shasho filed a lawsuit for north of $190k for damage to his Bentley, which he said happened while it was in the impound lot, but which the city said happened when he smashed into that pedestrian and killed him in 2005. (Shasho got off easy on that because the guy might have wandered into the street drunk.) Shasho's legal theory: If the city impounds a Ford Focus used in a crime, ehhhh; if the city impounds a Bentley used in a crime, they almost need to assign an attendant. New York Daily News
     Posted By: Chuck - Wed Aug 27, 2008

Yup, I agree, Murph. If the dude wandered into the street then he should have had his tail lights on and operating. As far as the car is concerned... why not turn it back over to the guy after evidence was collected off of it? Why did they hold onto it? Yup, they elected to hold it so they MUST ensure its safety.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/27/08 at 10:19 AM
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