Originally Posted by Stemp
It may not be that simple.
Many apartment complexes have specified spaces for apartments and visitors have to park in the designated visitor spaces. If another car is parked in your space, you can call the towing company and they will tow it out. And there is nothing stopping a person from falsely having a car towed from a space that isn't theirs. The tow drivers eventually learn which cars belong and which don't if it happens often, but there are several drivers and they service several complexes so it can be towed anyways. Happened to a former GF of mine a long time ago and it happened to me too, as someone had my car towed from her space.
Now, that said, I've heard 2 other explanations for the tweet but no one can give a definite answer. Something obviously frustrated him that night and he mistakenly vented on Twitter.
This post is very true and can be even worse than that. In Tallahassee, the tow companies were predatory in nature. Tow first, ask questions or check tags later. I was in property management in Tallahassee and I had my car towed, and I would take calls weekly in regards to residents cars being towed. In those properties, residents had decals that gave them permission to park wherever in the complex that they wished. It comes down to the fact that some tow companies just don't check for the decal. If you drive a nicer vehicle, you are also likely to get towed. It was $88 every time a car got towed and they rarely, and I mean rarely, would let a car out without payment. That's even after I, as the property manager, would call the tow company and explain that the person was a resident and was parked within our conditions.