When you think about it, the concept of valet parking is absolutely ridiculous. Drivers regularly hand over one of their most expensive possessions to complete strangers in order to avoid having to circle the block to find free parking. But the scariest part of valeting your car? It's not just handing waving goodbye to your car or figuring how much money to tip. It's the fine, often teeny-tiny, print at the very bottom of your valet ticket that reads: "the valet parking service does not assume any responsibility for damages to your car and/or lost items." So really, how safe is it to valet your car?
So just how bad do valet drivers get? Most of them are actually responsible professionals, but there's always a chance your valet driver will be a bad driver and reckless idiot, or even worse, an all out criminal. From valet-caused car wrecks to joy riding gone wrong, the world's worst valets have done some pretty messed up stuff.After reading htis list of valet horror stories, even Cher Horowitz would consider learning how to actually park her car. Let us know what you think ranks as the worst of the worst!
Valet Smashes Lamborghini
A valet's day went from "60 to 0" when he crashed a Lamborghini Aventador into a Toyota RAV4. Apparently the valet driver thought the car was in neutral when he went to rev the engine one last time.(Source)Is this wild?
Valet Charged With Auto Theft
Christopher Fletcher, a valet in Charlotte, North Carolina, was charged with three counts of auto theft after police learned he had allegedly taken cars from the business valet parking deck to drive them for personal use.Is this wild?
Valet Driver Turns Cookie Monster
After the owner of this car left a tin of cookies in her front passenger seat, she learned a valuable lesson about baked goods and valets. When she went to collect her vehicle from the valet stand the morning after dropping it off, she noticed her once full tin was now completely cookie-less. The valet had left a note that read: "I really enjoyed the cookies, I hope you don't mind."(Source)Is this wild?
Valet Ruins Car Claims It Was "Undriveable"
After leaving her Jeep Wrangler at Express Airport Valet Parking for four days while she was on a trip, a woman's car would not start. When she arrived at the parking lot she learned the valets had labeled her car "undriveable," and no one knew what had happened.
After taking the Jeep to a mechanic, she was told the clutch was busted, most likely the result of aggressive driving. After checking the odometer the Jeep owner found the car had 300 more miles on it than when she dropped it off. The valet service denied all allegations.Is this wild?