Friday, June 12, 2009
"Your permission to operate this vehicle is rescinded. You are to stop operating the vehicle immediately. Park the vehicle legally and notify me of the location, so I may recover it. If you fail to comply with these instructions, I will report the vehicle as stolen." (Including language that instructs the borrower to return the vehicle implies further permission to operate the vehicle.)
Keep a copy of the letter and post office documents needed to send it. After the letter is sent, a reasonable period of time should pass before taking further action. Typically, two weeks is adequate for the letter to reach the address and for the person to make contact with you.
If you are not successful in getting your vehicle back, call the Auto Theft Unit and make an appointment to come to the office and report the vehicle as stolen. These reports will not be taken over the phone. You will be required to appear in person and sign the theft report.
Labels: Failure to Return a Borrowed Car