Imagine Beauty, MV owner hit my car & then yelled and threatened me
Original post made by Paul, Mountain View, on Sep 18, 2006
The driver happens to be the husband of the salon's manager and I was later told that he is the owner of the salon. When he came out of his car, he took one glance at my bumper and proceeded to preach to me that "it's nothing". I looked at my bumper more closely and found there were a horizontal line of vertical scuff marks. They were very hard to see from more than 3 or 4 feet away but clearly visilble when you inspect it closely. There were also a black scuff mark.
When he saw me inspecting the bumper and deduced that I wasn't just going to let it go. He started raising his voice and now there were people starting to surround us on the street. Instead of just arguing with him, I asked for his driver license and insurance card. He started cursing at me and behaving fairly aggressively. His wife (the hair shop manager) came out at this point, and I took down his insurnace info.
He was still yelling, saying I don't deserve to drive a Porsche if I cannot take such a small thing.
There is a puncture and lots of scratches all over the bumper of his fairly new car (obviously this guy is very wreckless in parallel parking).
At this time, his employees started coming out to support his. I guess he felt braver at this point, and actually started turning around and accused me that I am responsible for the those damages on his bumper. He threatened me that if I call the insurance company for a claim, he and his employees as witness, will say that I damaged his car.
For crying out loud, I was sitting in his salon getting a hair cut when he backed his car into mine!
I took the car the Mathew Carlsen (renowned body shop who does all my work) immediately. Tom at Mathew inspected it. I have some previous scheduled work to be done there, and Tom said he can take care of the front bumper while he is doing that job, at no charge.
So, while I am glad this didn't cause me any monetary damage. I am still mad as hell at that frigging jerk? What can I do? There is no monetary damage so it is useless to call his insurance company and file a claim.
I just filed a complaint on BBB on his hair shop business. But hair salon like this, I doubt that anyone would check BBB before going to a hair cut.
What else can I do? Is there a line to report bad driver? bad parker? aggressive off-car behavor?