Chicago Couple Have A Serious Valet Parking Problem
It's not really a problem, I guess, if you don't mind having your car given to the wrong person.
But for those of us who would like to get our car back after handing the keys to a valet, then yes, it's definitely a problem.
Michael and Tiffany Johnson know that now.
The couple, visiting Chicago's Gold Coast during NBA All-Star Weekend, stopped into a local establishment for dinner, but when they left and asked the valet to bring their car around, he told them the car was gone.
“He’s like, ‘I gave the car to the wrong person,’” Michael Johnson said.
He said the valet told him he gave the 2018 Honda Accord to someone else, who didn’t even have a ticket.
“I’m like ‘No problem. We can find out who you gave it to. Let’s roll the cameras,’” he said. “He said, ‘There’s no cameras.’”
There were no cameras and no trace of the car in the weeks since.
“We’re not talking about a pair of sunglasses,” Tiffany Johnson said. “We’re talking about a whole vehicle came up missing of this parking garage. And everyone is acting oblivious or just too nonchalant about the situation.”
The Johnsons filed a police report about what they view as an “auto theft.”
The valet called police six hours after the incident. Police reports said he admitted he mistakenly gave the Johnson’s car to the wrong person.
The valet then claimed the Johnson’s and their group roughed him up.
Tiffany Johnson admits tempers flared. The couple said they just want their car back or to be compensated.
Ferris Bueller and the Johnsons are not the only people this happens to, it would seem: