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A Houston man says his Lexus went missing after the local auto repair shop, which he entrusted to fix his car, closed without notice. Returning to the mechanic to make a prearranged twice-monthly payment, he noticed an eviction notice and a completely empty parking lot.
“I’m thinking this guy has stolen my car,” said Randy Exom of the mechanic after being unable to find his automobile.Â
According to KPRC2, Exom had gone to Houstonâ€™s On Site Auto Repair on January 19th to make an installmentÂ for work being done on a used Lexus he had purchased in November. When he arrived to see a barren parking lot and shuttered workshop, heÂ believed theÂ owner, Shawn Gee, had stolen his car.
“Everything was going fine up until I came there to make a payment and there was an eviction sign posted on the door, and the regular cars that were in the lot weren’t there anymore,” Exom explained in an interview.
After calling the owner of the repair shop looking for answers, he said it was explained to him that the business had moved locations but wasn’t given anÂ exact address â€” just the name’s two intersecting streets. Looking into that second location, Exom uncovered this is not the first time a car had gone missing while under the Gee family’s care.
Last fall,Â KPRC2 reported cases of cars missing from the second location too, which is run byÂ Shawn Gee’s brother.Â Gee worked there prior to opening his own shop and appears to have returned now that it isÂ closed.
Exom found his car on Friday after nearly a month of searching. It had been impounded and will cost him $800 to get out of the lockup. Many of the other missing cars turned up there as well.
“My thing is my car was in your possession and you should have made some type of contact with me and say, ‘Hey this is what’s going on, sir,'” said an annoyed Exom.
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February 12, 2017 at 04:02AM
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