Monday, September 26, 2011

Cops won't take his report

From the NY Post:

A Queens man who claims his signature was forged on an auto-financing agreement that grossly inflated his agreed-upon monthly payments says the NYPD has repeatedly refused to take a complaint about the alleged crimes.

"Each time I brought it to them, they said, ‘No,’" said Andrew Burrowes, 33, about the four times he has tried to file criminal complaints in connection with his SUV purchase from Auto Palace in Woodside.

“They said that didn’t constitute a police report,” said Burrowes, a school-bus driver. Adding to Burrowes’ frustration is that the auto lender, Ally Financial, has asked him to provide a police report to help resolve the situation -- in which he said a forged document jacked up his loan amount for a 2004 Volvo.

The allegedly false loan papers said he agreed to buy the vehicle for $26,645 -- not the $13,900 to which he said he’d agreed.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

good for this guy for making this public. He was victimized twice - once by Auto Palace - and then again by the NYPD.

Anonymous said...

Tell him to call the NYS Attorney General. They have an interest in predatory car dealers and have civil actions pending against some. They may be able to apply some pressure to the dealer to get him to renegotiate loan,

Also he should file an identity theft claim with the Federal Trade Commission. They won't help him renegotiate the loan, but at least the complaint is on record.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

no report=no crime occurred so NYPD gets to keep saying crime is down

IrishNYC said...
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Anonymous said...

Hmm... what a coincidence someone named IrishNYC takes the cops side! I'm sure he'll also tell you "Most of the cops are good people, there's only a few making it bad for everyone else" Typical Irish arrogance too... cops right, black person lying, and then the cherry on top is "End of story"

Anonymous said...

As another anonymous complainant stated, this is something for the Queens DA or the NYS Attorney General.

NYPD would classify this as a civil matter, a he-said-she-said issue.

Brian in Queens said...

@IrishNYC: I don't believe that you aren't motivated in your disbelief by the color of the man's skin. What basis for belief/disbelief do you have, anyhow. A police report is a written complaint, not a verdict or even a finding of fact.

Anonymous said...

No report no crime! What did you expect from Cheif Kelly. Wasn't he Dinkin's favorite cop?

Anonymous said...

To Irish - a lawyer will only make things worse. He will only be victimized AGAIN.

Go to the news media with this - Eyewitness News, Asa Aarons, etc.

Anonymous said...

-There is MUCH more to this story that this guy is leaving out. If he is smart, he will just forget about his BS complaint and count his blessings. The responding cops and their boss saw right through this scammer.

Anonymous said...

IrishNYC is the type of person who thinks that guido who threw his puppy out the window shouldn't be arrested.

Not Irish, but support NYPD 100% said...

Thank god for NYPD. This guy needs a lawyer who will file the right complaint with the right agency. Clearly, NYPD is not the correct agency.

Anonymous said...

"The responding cops and their boss saw right through this scammer."
It's not the responding cops place to determine whether this guy is worthy of receiving a report. I too thought this would simply be a civil matter, but there is some crime involved if this is in fact what occurred.

"An NYPD spokesman said a 114th Precinct supervisor had no knowledge of Burrowes visiting there, but added that the NYPD encouraged him to return to that precinct house, where “they absolutely will take a report.’’

Obviously they should have taken a report in this case.

Joe said...

IRISH NYC has it correct:
I don't believe him also, he knew what the auto dealer was doing with the finance company. (Its called liar loans and financing)

What is a school bus driver (part time ?) doing buying a brand new $31,000 plus tax Volvo ?
--Not buying it.

BTW:Irish cops no loner make up the majoriety of the NYC-PD cops.

....take a look at these cops beating and macing these innocent white 100 lb woman Wall St protester's.
--Most cops committing or abetting these "crimes" on civilians appear to be NON Irish see for your self:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moD2JnGTToA

Anonymous said...

"What is a school bus driver (part time ?) doing buying a brand new $31,000 plus tax Volvo ?"

What is the dealer or finance company doing selling it to him?
Sounds like scammer vs scammer. The police should still take the report. It is not their place to decide whose reports to take and whose not to.

Joe, the cop who sprayed the mace was a higher ranking officer in a white shirt, and he definitely looked like he could have been Irish (not that it matters). There are other videos of this incident from other angles as well.

Crappy, this is a story you should be covering, even though it's not a Queens story. Whether or not you care about or agree with the views of the protesters, the fact that the NYPD actively suppresses non violent protests (this is not the only one) in what is supposed to be one of the great cities in the free world, is disturbing to say the least. The fact that the mainstream media is downplaying these protests is no coincidence, as out dictator mayor has a TREMENDOUS influence on the media because of his own media company.
Think about it, if people were out protesting against political corruption on the local level and expressing their disgust for tweeding and over development, their protests would just as likely stifled by and be met with abuse by the NYPD.

We are free...to do as they tell us.

Anonymous said...

Give those pot bellied cops gift certificates at Dunkin Donuts and you'll get one ASAP.

Coffee and donuts....what else are cops good for?

Ahem....taking sexual favors from Flushing's Asian whore house madams if they're with the 109th....for looking the other way.

Anonymous said...

"if people were out protesting against political corruption on the local level and expressing their disgust"
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Have no fear, people are waking up and thats coming !
And it wont be simple protests, it will be flashmob RIOTS with pitchforks.
The disgusting mayor and NYPD are acting worse then Hitler.
Those NYU kids are not stupid and way ahead, smarter then the NYPDs higher ranking white-shirt f*cks when it comes to technology.
The coming riots and flashmobs will be likely be organized with IT technology.
The Mayor, his Wall street friends and the NYPD have seeded and stirred up a large army of angry hornets with nothing to lose.

Anonymous said...

I see anti-Irish bigotry is alve and well in 21st century Queens. God, no wonder this borough is being stolen from under our own feet.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like that guy in Flushing (can't remember his name) who said somebody filed a phony mortgage on his house and wouldn't take 'no' for an answer as the legal system tried to slough him off and then he ended up dead.

I'd guess a bunch of cops have invested in that car dealership or something like that.

Things have gotten really bad in New York City for average system with no 'connections'.

Glendaler said...

Interesting. It would appear the market value of a 2004 Volvo XC90 is much closer to the price this gentleman is claiming...the top of the line w/ low miles and excellent condition bluebooks less than 17k...

Also the Police are quoted in the article saying they were unaware and would file a report if he contacted them.

Anonymous said...

Whoops - typo in my above post, meant to say 'the average citizen', not 'system'.

Anonymous said...

"The Mayor, his Wall street friends and the NYPD have seeded and stirred up a large army of angry hornets with nothing to lose."

They DO have something to lose.

Queens Crapper said...

As for the Wall Street protests, they may have been non-violent, but they were illegal. Don't see the point in making heroes out of people who have no regard for public safety.

Anonymous said...

Call 3-1-1 or file complaint yourself at 311 Online.

nyc.gov/311

Search: Used car dealer

The City accepts complaints against businesses that sell used cars, including auto auction businesses and dealers selling salvaged vehicles.

New York State accepts complaints about new car dealers. Before filing a complaint, you should attempt to settle the matter directly with the dealer.

Used car dealers are required by law to provide you with a written statement that the car you are purchasing is a salvage vehicle. Used car dealers must also provide you with a bill of sale that includes the name and address of the business, the price of the car, the cost for any added-on items, totals and sub-totals, sales tax amount, and a "Notice to Buyer" stating that the car has passed inspection and is fit to drive.

Used car dealerships may not park their cars on public streets and sidewalks.

Anonymous said...

I don;t think this guy would take his issue public if it were a scam. Thus give him an opportunity to file a complaint / report as he needs to do to resolve his issue - at that point the professionals at the Police Dept can determine if the issue is potentially a fraudulent matter that the DA is called to address by indictment or Grand Jury.

Anonymous said...

"Hey Joe, What are you doing with that gun in your hand" (hendrix)
2004 volvo, not brand new. See how this stuff gets started.

Note From Virginia said...

I see anti-Irish bigotry is alve and well in 21st century Queens. God, no wonder this borough is being stolen from under our own feet.
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I agree

"Honest Joe" Crowley

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxi6fooq-Gg&sns=em either would AG when I reported Cy Vance for mishandling of NYPD Rape Cop Heroin. Here I am across from Criminal Court because Mike broke campaign laws which carries jail time! Apparently the Dirty DA considers Team Bloomberg and Quinn immune.

Anonymous said...

"Don't see the point in making heroes out of people who have no regard for public safety."

People are generally sheep, and it is one of the reasons we have many of the problems you address here. These people don't want to be sheep. We SHOULD be celebrating that.

Anonymous said...

somehow seems like eventually we will going back to the past - cops getting corrupted. There seems to be a trend here

Anonymous said...

"somehow seems like eventually we will going back to the past - cops getting corrupted. There seems to be a trend here"

No, your problem here is compstat. The pressure to get rid of certain felonies comes from the very top- the mayor and the police commissioner. Failing that, IMPACT rookies are encouraged to arrest anyone with one molecule of marijuana on them (even if you have to do a bad search to get it- gotta brown-nose the bosses for a nice non-patrol detail)so pct C.O.s can show cells filled with perps as an answer to a rising crime problem. Police work these days is all about looking like you're doing something even if it doesn't work and bringing in lotsa arrests and tickets.

"People are generally sheep, and it is one of the reasons we have many of the problems you address here. These people don't want to be sheep. We SHOULD be celebrating that."

Yeah OK. So some transplant hipsters are protesting where their trust funds are comming from. Having themselves a little urban adventure. Do any of these people have the faintest fucking clue what they're protesting or why or what they hope to achieve other than "oh like ya know, those like Wall Street people are like totally bad fer shure..."
These people are the ultimate sheep mindlessly following some demagogue without a blessed clue in their heads as to what they're doing or why.
If you have the answers (which I highly doubt), then let's hear them instead of your narcissistic 'look-at-me!' bullshit.

CJ said...

Anonymous said...

"People are generally sheep, and it is one of the reasons we have many of the problems you address here. These people don't want to be sheep. We SHOULD be celebrating that."


Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Anonymous said...

research who is paying the lower Manhattan (SPREAD THE WEALTH, GET THE RICH) jerk's transportation to nyc?

you probably will find a connection to the D.N.C and their CLASS WARFARE SLOGAN , to install a failed federal government again in 2012.

see :Bernadine Dorhn, Weather Underground, Brinks robbery and trooper murder in ny state.

Anonymous said...

Here is a series of articles from the NY Times, about dealership ripoffs. Maybe he should write the Haggler.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/your-money/26haggler.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/your-money/08haggler.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/your-money/09haggler.html