predatory towing
 n.— «She gave the friend a sheet of paper to put on her dashboard with Matos’s name, phone number, and a plea to any tow driver that she would be leaving soon.… “It was only about 15 or 20 minutes—it was hard to tell what she was saying. When we came back, there was no car there.” There’s a term for this, increasingly common across the country: predatory towing.» —“In need of respect” by Brian McGrory Boston Globe Sept. 23, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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