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'Absolutely plowed in:' Woman says car buried in snow deliberately

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CEDARBURG, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An Ozaukee County woman is upset after she says her car was plowed in on purpose, causing damage to her vehicle.

Jacqueline Rowley found her car knee-deep in snow.

“It was literally up to my handle, I couldn’t open my car door,” she said.

On Friday night, the 21-year-old went out with friends. It was during a snowstorm. Their first stop was at the bowling alley, Circle B Recreation in Cedarburg.

“I decided to just leave my car at Circle B and just come back in the morning since I had been drinking...I’m a very big advocate for not drinking and driving,” Rowley said.

Rowley returned to the parking lot the next morning, to find it in a snow pile. She believes it was done on purpose.

“You can see it was horizontally pushed up against this side, horizontally pushed up against this side, and then big tufts up in the back,” she said.

With the help of her father, it took nearly half an hour to dig it out. “And about 10 minutes of back and forth, back and forth, back and forth trying to get the car out of the spot.”

Because of all the snow pushed under the car, she says it caused damaged.

“A big chunk of my car came off," she said. "The entire siding on the bottom came off. Mud flapping came off from trying to pull out from the spot.”

Rowley says she spoke with the owner about the incident, but he didn’t seem to care. “He refused to acknowledge that this was deliberately done…actually what he said was, where else are they supposed to go with the snow?!”

Rowley hopes to get an apology from the owner of Circle B Recreation. She also wants to be compensated for the damages.

CBS 58 reached out to Circle B Recreation for comment, but hasn't yet heard back.

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KrystleSpunky 38 days ago
I hope that she does NOT receive a single Penny. The plow did NOT damage her vehicle, it is clear the snow is AROUND her vehicle and NOT AGAINST it at all. She damaged her own vehicle by "going back and forth for 10 minutes to get out" - her words. She claims the snow was up to the handles, the pictures clearly show the snow was not that high. If she would have planned ahead, got a ride to the bar or hey... maybe do not drink so much that you can not drive. It is winter in Wisconsin, it snows. People need to clear the parking lot and leaving your vehicle in the middle of the lot is an inconvenience. She should have talked to someone there, so they could have moved her vehicle to an appropriate spot. There are many things she could have done differently and I really hope that she learned a lesson or a few lessons here.
urmama 38 days ago
If she is such an advocate against drinking and driving, why did she drive to a place she where she was going to drink?
Lawrence 38 days ago
Of course they plowed as close as that. It's their job to clear the parking lot of snow!
What a whiner.
Nonprofitldy 38 days ago
I'm not sure why this is even news. This woman apparently didn't inform the owner that she was leaving her car there. You need to take responsibility for your actions. I don't think it was anyone's fault but the car owner. The snowplow people were just doing their job.
urmama 39 days ago
She will get nowhere with a law suit. Did she notify the establishment that she would be leaving the vehicle? Did anyone ask her? Very poor research on this story.

She should not have moved the car until ALL of the snow was clear. Any damage is totally on her.
DrewJepsen 39 days ago
Cant tell me she didnt know it was going to snow since EVERYONE did and that she also didnt know she was going to drink. Leave your damn car at home. Dont feel bad whatsoever.
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