This doesn’t sound legal at all. If he did NOTHING to the car, he can’t put a lien on it or sell it. If you can show that you’ve been trying to be in touch with him before he took action, I don’t see how he justified his actions.
to give me a quote on what it would cost to fix. He didn’t make any repairs, nor did he give me a quote on repairs (one of the reasons I was calling him to find out). According to the Sheriff, its not theft – however, I don’t think he wanted to be involved.