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Thinks police department fee for unlocks is ‘exorbitant’

October 10, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

To the Editor:

On Monday, I accidentally locked my keys in the car at the gas station. The attendant helpfully called the police station for me and I spoke with the officer.

He informed me that for assistance unlocking my car, the fee would be $25. Needless to say, I was shocked. I was brought up to expect the police to assist citizens in need with out charge.

Have times changed so much? Or does the police department need more revenue? I?do think $25 is exorbitant. If they truly need to charge a fee for their gas and time, maybe $10 would be a little more fair.

What's next - charging to show up at the scene of a traffic accident or robbery or mugging?

Sharon Crosby

Webster City

 
 

 

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