Just wanted to give everybody a heads up as to what happened to me yesterday (my very 1st mothers day, believe it or not!). Just so it doesn't happen to you.
There is a gentlemen in the city who has lost his gray Jeep TJ - probably mid 2000's like mine.
I live in Beddington and my husband and I went downtown (with our 6 month old daughter) to pick up a mothers day present.
We parked on 2 st and 7 ave. Before we could unbuckle our seatbelts, a gentleman in a new-ish white toyota pick up boxed us in on my driver side. Keep in mind, he stopped traffic in his lane for his next stupid act.
My husband got out - we both thought maybe he was upset we took his parking spot downtown - and then he decided to tell my husband that MY Jeep was HIS and accused us of stealing it from him.
By the time I got the bill of sale from the console (bought my jeep 3 mths ago)- the guys father had arrived in a silver 4 door car and boxed us in from behind.
I tried to show BOTH of them my bill of sale, registration etc, we tried telling him there's 3 gray jeeps like mine in my area.
We called the cops and were informed by the first guy that they already called the cops.
Cops arrived within 1 minute, literally. The older gentleman (that boxed us in from behind) and I were arguing over the fact it was MY jeep. He said the lug nuts were mis matched like his, the VIN matched, the shocks were changed, he put the rock chip in the headlight etc. I tried to explain to this was not his jeep and to get a life and get lost (along with multiple colored words).
I showed the cops my bill of sale and they spoke with him. He was hell bent on saying it was his jeep - even going so far to say that WE changed the VIN. He said we physically removed the VIN plate # and changed it.....we informed him the jeep is registered and has been for 3 months now.
FINALLY - after these 2 idiots were done ''inspecting'' my jeep the cop asked buddy for the VIN # of his and low and behold - they were different numbers (even though he told me they matched).
THEN - his son, the first guy who boxed us in, noticed the steering damper was different. They had the wrong jeep....go figure.
They both admitted they were wrong. Our kid started crying (by this time she was in the jeep for about 20 min). I told them to quit defending their point - and they tried to apologize to me - I basically told them where to go, how to get there and the speed they should travel.
THEN - the older gentlemen asked us for our address - because he wanted to inspect the other gray jeeps in my area.
I talked to the cop afterwards - these guys had been following us from Center ST North up by our house ALL THE WAY DOWNTOWN.
They were told NOT to pursue us by the dispatcher but did so anyway.
HEADS UP - incase someone tries to pull the same thing on you.