Fields v. Steyaert
In Fields v. Steyaert, 21 Ariz.App. 30, 31, 515 P.2d 57, 58 (1973), a towing company towed plaintiff's vehicle after it was involved in a traffic accident.
One month later, plaintiff demanded the return of the vehicle from the towing company. Id.
The towing company refused, and eventually sold the vehicle as an abandoned vehicle. Id.
The Court commented that the vehicle had not been abandoned:
The towing company's position in this case is made further untenable by its treatment of the automobile as "abandoned" and its subsequent sale under the Arizona statute relative to abandoned vehicles.
Obviously this was not an abandoned automobile; once plaintiff was informed of the location of his automobile he made a demand for possession. Id.