Crime victim says he was being charged hundreds to get stolen car back

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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- A man in Wheat Ridge whose car was stolen said he's being charged hundreds of dollars for being the victim of a crime.

Someone stole the Honda Accord Troy Lally bought for his son.

He called police when he realized it was gone and late Sunday it was found in Coal Creek Canyon in Boulder County.

Marv's Towing hauled it off for police and told Lally he owed $290 for towing and storage.

"I felt like she was holding my car hostage for ransom, until I had it paid off," Lally said. "The longer it takes me to get it out, the more expensive it will be."

When the FOX31 Problem Solvers got involved Monday, the people at Marv's changed their tune. They now say as long as Lally shows proof of ownership he can get his car back for free.