While I understand your desire to help someone out, I feel you made some major errors. You had no knowledge of how that vehicle came to be there and abandoned. Was it stolen? The fact that personal items were still in the vehicle doesn’t mean a thing. I had a pair of saddle bags stolen off a bike once. Several weeks later a pawn shop called me saying they were getting ready to put the bags on the shelf for sale and had found my name and address on some mail that was still in the bags. The guy that stole the bags didn’t even open them up on the way to the pawn shop, if he had he would have found a couple of things that were worth far more than the $25 he got for pawning the bags.
The vehicle could have been left due to damage to the engine, transmission, suspension,… that you might not have seen before you started pulling it out of the hole and your efforts could have caused even more damage. And you started the engine up and drove it around??!!
I would not touch it again. Notify the local law enforcement and let them deal with it.
The most I would have done in a case like this would be to look around to make sure the driver/passengers weren’t somewhere close by dead, injured, drunk, or high and left a note with my phone number so the owner could call me if he needed assistance recovering his rig. Is this private property? If it is, what were you doing there?
Originally Posted by ChargerX3
Had to have been a chick.
This is a really deep thought, probably one of the more intelligent ones in this thread.