Former OKC auto repair owner threatens customer for trying to get his car back after waiting months on repair

Update 1/10: Phil Jackson says he was in a position to retrieve his auto late Monday evening just after KFOR aired the tale. He stated he was also explained to through text concept by the Owner of Blockheads Automobile Repair service, Travis Harrison that he’ll get his motor back again and a reimbursement.

“Thank you for everything,” Jackson informed KFOR.

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A guy in Bethany claimed he dropped off his motor vehicle with a former Oklahoma City auto fix store in February 2022 for an motor rebuild, but now practically a calendar year later and he nonetheless hasn’t gotten it again.

KFOR interviewed a few two weeks ago in which they explained they had paid Blockheads Vehicle Fix $2,050 for areas and labor.

The few, Mary and Bob Tomko mentioned they wrote the look at in June, but as of December 26 they had not obtained what they paid for or a reimbursement.

“We closed our doors months ago. Her [Mary Tomko] and her spouse ordered components by means of us. There was no call for months. We realized we ended up closing so we despatched their components back to Ford when we closed so we could not be accused of stealing and sadly we have been anyhow,” the Proprietor off Blockheads Automobile Maintenance, Travis Harrison told KFOR at the time.

As of Monday afternoon, Mary claimed they nevertheless have not obtained their cash back again.

“I have not observed Travis. [I] have not read from Travis and no, he hasn’t provided us any again,” explained Mary.

Although Harrison said he shut up store and did not system on reopening, one more buyer of his claimed he’s been getting an issue with Harrison and his vehicle which is still ongoing.

Phil Jackson explained to KFOR Blockheads Car Maintenance has finished operate on his car or truck in the earlier and he’s by no means experienced a issue with the store or Harrison, so he believed he’d phone him again for an motor rebuild.

Jackson included he was told the car or truck would be ready for pickup in June, but as the thanks date rolled around Harrison questioned for a 10-working day extension.

“He pushed it again to July. Then he pushed it again to August. Now we’re here. I went by the shop various instances and there’s no progress on my auto as of appropriate now [Monday morning],” he explained.

As time went on, Jackson reported the interaction started off dwindling.

Jackson questioned Harrison various instances for an update on his auto, according to textual content messages between the two.

“We are starting on your car or truck following 7 days,” Harrison instructed Jackson on June 24.

“Everything is great,” Harrison informed Jackson on July 5.

“We are near,” Harrison informed Jackson on September 5.

“3 days tops I’d say remaining,” Harrison told Jackson on September 9.

Some texts of Jackson’s News 4 saw weren’t replied to.

Jackson mentioned with the worth of the car in addition what he’s compensated for, for the motor and labor, he has nearly $10,000 sitting down with Harrison.

Jackson instructed KFOR he by no means signed a physical contract with Harrison or Blockheads Car Repair service, that it was a verbal settlement that transitioned into texting.

A nearby mechanic who wanted to continue being off the report explained respected restore shops would have a agreement all set to go for prospects.

In elements and labor, Jackson has sent “@blockheadsautorepair” approximately $3,690 considering that February 2022.

News 4 questioned the exact neighborhood mechanic if CashApp was a standard way of paying out for vehicle repairs to a store.

The local mechanic claimed it is turning into a new norm, but it is not something they would question a purchaser to pay by way of in their own store.

“I’m pretty upset and experience like I was misled. You know, I operate really hard. I work at a medical center. So fairly a lot I labored prolonged hrs to check out to devote for some tiny pleasurable time with my motor vehicle and I’m out of it now. I have given him some revenue and I have absolutely nothing to clearly show for it right now,” claimed Jackson.

Jackson claims Harrison explained to him because it was in his possession for more than 30 days that technically it was his car now.

“I was a little little bit fearful and I was a minimal little bit hesitant about contacting everyone and letting everyone know beneath the assumption that he was going to hold my automobile,” claimed Jackson.

In accordance to Aaron Bruner Lawyer at Law’s internet site, a mechanic can get possession of a vehicle underneath a mechanic’s lien.

“A mechanic’s lien, which is referred to as a ‘mechanic’s and materialmen’s lien’ in Oklahoma, is an involuntary stability desire granted by law to building individuals to protected payment for labor or elements furnished to improve a assets,” the web-site reads.

The deadline for filing a mechanic’s lien for a normal contractor is inside 4 months immediately after the date upon which content or equipment was last furnished or executed less than the contract.

A pre-lien see should be issued no afterwards than 75 days after the previous date that the provide of substance, services, labor or tools was furnished by the claimant.

The regulation firm’s web-site goes on to say the notice wants to be both hand-shipped and supported by a shipping confirmation receipt or sent by using qualified mail.

Jackson mentioned he was not presented any discover however.

Information 4 reached out to Harrison for comment by way of social media.

He did make clear his aspect of the story, but stated he did not want to go on the file.

Meanwhile, Harrison messaged Jackson about News 4’s inquiry.

“Stop contacting me. I’ll have your car towed to where ever you want this week. You can not come on residence,” Harrison instructed Jackson soon after Information 4 reached out to Harrison for remark. “The gate will be shut. Fantastic luck with that Phil, like I explained [you’re] on my time.”

Jackson requested Harrison exactly where he essential to deliver a tow organization to retrieve his vehicle.

Harrison informed him, “[We’ll] see following the news operates when u get it.”

Harrison went on to explain to Jackson based on the harm this information story does to him would dictate how tricky he decides to make it for him to choose up his car.

Jackson is preparing to retrieve his vehicle this week.

If you are going through difficulties with a business, you can file a Buyer Affairs criticism with the Oklahoma Legal professional General’s Office environment.

You can either contact 1-833-681-1895 or electronic mail [email protected].

For a Customer Complaint Variety, simply click here.

The Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Fee stated car fix store aren’t regulated by any company.