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I was on a little roadtrip to see my folks when I stopped for lunch in the city of Norman, OK. I parked in a grass field near the restaurant that had two other cars parked on it. There were no "No Parking" signs or other indications.

I returned about an hour later and there was a note on my windowshield saying:

No Parking - Private Property

Car Tag will be towed.

[license plate info] [car color/make info]

I left quickly, but I'm confused by what the note-writer meant. Did he mean that my car was going to be towed, but I left before the tow truck got there?

What I'm most concerned about is that my car tag information was given to a tow truck company and if they see my car later, they will tow it. I know repossession tow companies do that for vehicles that haven't been paid for.

Is this something I should be worried about or was I lucky to have gotten out of there before I was towed?

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There's a similar question on yahoo answers , FWIW. –  Andrew Grimm Apr 12 '12 at 5:18
Yeah, I'm the one who asked it. –  StudentProgramee Apr 12 '12 at 12:21

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Got some information from another source, and apparently regular tow companies can only tow a car while it's parked illegally. I certainly won't be parking there again, but it's good to know they won't be coming after me!

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