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DC, Where's My Car? Woman's Car Missing 3 Weeks After Being Towed

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    DC, Where's My Car? Still Missing 3 Weeks After Being Towed

    A D.C. woman is still trying to find her car three weeks after it was towed. Mark Segraves reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018)

    Walking down her Northwest Washington street, Tiffany Mulvihill hopes today will be the day she finally finds her car. 

    Mulvihill's car was towed from Connecticut Avenue in September, but three weeks later, it's still missing.

    Mulvihill admits the car had been parked illegally. She says she didn't see the emergency no parking signs.

    But when she called the Department of Public Works (DPW) to find out where her car had been towed, she got a surprising response: They didn't have it. 

    "Honestly, this has been a nightmare, and I don’t want other people to go through this," Mulvihill said. 

    A spokesperson for DPW told News4 they did ticket Mulvihill's car -- twice. The agency also acknowledged they towed five cars on the same day Mulvihill got her second ticket, but her car wasn't one of them. 

    DPW says while Mulvihill's car isn't in their impound lot, that doesn't mean it wasn't towed. 

    "Authorized private tow companies may tow vehicles that have received a citation for parking in a marked Emergency No Parking space. When this happens, the tow company is required to notify DPW. DPW has not received notice from any tow companies that this vehicle was towed," a spokesperson said in a statement. 

    Mulvihill says she has called other tow companies, visited the city's impound lot and walked around her neighborhood to see whether her car was just moved to another location.

    But the car is nowhere to be found. 

    "All the different agencies I've spoken to they just points their finger at somebody else," she said. 

    Mulvihill has reported her car stolen, but she's holding out hope that it will return. 

    "I’m an optimist at heart, so I feel like its going to turn up."

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