Man Without His Car After The Shop It's In Closes

According to local Houston news, KPRC, a man says he is without a car, after the auto repair shop at which he dropped his car off to get fixed closed without notice.

Randy Exom said he purchased the used vehicle, a Lexus, in November and immediately brought it to On Site Auto Repair in Houston.

Exom said he set up a biweekly payment plan with the owner, a plan he said was working until he stopped by on Jan. 19 to make a payment.

Everything was fine up until he went to make a payment and there was an eviction sign posted, sign on the door, and the regular cars that were in the lot weren't there anymore.

He first thought his car had been stolen. He said he called the owner of the repair shop, seeking an answer about its where it may be. Exom said he wasn't given an exact address, which prompted him to believe something wasn't right.

KPRC2 reported cases of cars missing from an auto repair shop at the same location last year. The owner of that shop, which is now shuttered, is the brother of the man who fixed Exom's car.

Exom found his car Friday. It had been impounded. It will cost him $800 to get his car back. KPRC2 has learned other vehicles from Gee's now-shuttered garage were impounded, 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 a frustrated Exom.

KPRC2 spoke with Gee by phone Friday. He declined an on-camera interview but confirmed his eviction, saying he and the building's landlord had been deadlocked over repairs he said needed to be made. Gee also said that he was working with customers whose vehicles were impounded, to get their vehicles back.

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