I have a monthly parking pass for a garage in Boston.
This AM when trying to exit, the pass was not working. The attendant told me I could not leave because I already left! (The day before!) They apparently have no record of me entering the parking garage at 10pm the night before. The pass was scanned to gain access to the gated garage!
He argued with me for 44 min! Yelling at me telling me I was a liar - and just repeatedly told me to put my credit card in to pay $42 lost ticket fee! Anything I said - his response was always "put credit card in" At least 4 cars pulled in behind me during the time and they kept redirecting cars to other exits.
It was ridiculous that they could not reason with a a customer-- who pays a monthly fee for a parking pass that I had in my possession. I truly was about to call the police because of the hostile way I was being spoken to.
In the end someone else paid the $42 against my will to rectify the situation.
It was a horrible helpless situation to be in.
Are they able to hold people like that over a dispute over a time of entry/exit?