CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC) — Dozens of people who parked their cars at a Walmart in Tennessee and went on a weekend casino trip found they had bad luck when they returned and found all their vehicles had been towed.
Saturday, the group left their vehicles — 30 of them — in the parking lot in Chattanooga.
Sunday evening, they discovered they all had been towed.
Tracy Knox said he doesn’t understand because members of the group at been parking in the lot overnight for more than two years with permission from a Walmart employee.
WTVC reported some Walmarts around the country allow overnight parking with permission.
Reporter Leslie Dominique went to the Walmart parking lot and found a sign that says "No truck or overnight truck parking. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed... Towing enforced at all times."
A Chattanooga city spokesperson weighed in, saying,
Walmart Supercenter locations are generally open 24 hours per day and we have no plans to regulate whether or not people can park there during any of those 24 hours.
But the website for the specific Walmart says the store closes at 11 p.m.
An employee at American Tow & Recovery, which towed more than 20 vehicles, told WTVC there was a "no overnight parking" sign at the Walmart and he was just doing his job.