Curated valet stories from Real Valet Control's soon-to-be-lost Google Plus page.

Valets gets busted with dashcam. He abused a customer's car:
https://www.wxyz.com/news/workers-from-dearborn-valet-service-accused-of-joyriding-in-mans-vehicle


Hotel manager valets manual transmission car and wrecks it:
https://onemileatatime.com/what-would-you-do-if-a-hotel-valet-crashed-your-car/#comment-4120228


Vehicle carjacked from valet at Dadeland Mall in Florida:
https://wsvn.com/news/local/carjacking-driver-surrenders-after-crashing-car-during-police-chase-in-miami/


Management at New Orleans valet operation avoids customer who just had all their wheels stolen out of the valet lot, and then another business steps-up and and very quickly donates 4 wheels and tires.
http://k1025.com/michigan-family-stranded-in-new-orleans-after-tires-stolen-on-christmas-and-how-they-got-home/


Valet robbed, car stolen:
https://www.11alive.com/article/news/armed-robber-targets-valet-outside-midtown-restaurant/85-0880d9df-85c1-41f2-997c-a7b643e416bf


Uh oh... a valet company provided a worker for a car dealership, and news reports say the valet cannot be found a 4 cars are missing:
https://wsvn.com/news/local/search-underway-for-man-linked-to-4-car-thefts-from-davie-dealership/


Man poses as valet at hospital, steals car:
https://www.twincities.com/2019/01/12/he-told-woman-outside-regions-hospital-he-was-a-valet-then-he-stole-her-vehicle-charges-say/


Valet company damages car, appears intent on accommodating customer with compensation, but then completely ignores the customer when it is time to pay-up:
https://abc7news.com/automotive/insurance-claim-delayed-after-valet-parking-attendant-damages-womans-car/4681458/


Man blames valet parking service for theft of $1600 from his car. Sues.
https://setexasrecord.com/stories/511682878-man-sues-valet-parking-service-for-alleged-theft-of-1-600-from-vehicle


Valet car goes missing in Las Vegas. It was a rental car, and Caesars Palace isn't being much help:
https://www.ktnv.com/news/hotel-guest-says-he-used-valet-his-is-now-missing


Valet got caught joyriding in a customer's car. The authorities arrested him:
https://www.wate.com/news/nashville-hotel-valet-charged-with-stealing-guest-s-car/1625107266


Trouble at valet service in Nashville:
https://fox17.com/news/local/nashville-valet-service-accused-of-putting-extra-miles-on-cars-damaging-peoples-rides


Valet reveals insider knowledge (dirt) during TV interview:
https://www.ktnv.com/news/tips-to-receive-best-valet-service


Valet company was on a pathway of not paying-up after damage was found, but then a television news reporter got involved.
https://www.nbc12.com/2018/10/10/who-should-pay-if-you-get-your-car-back-parking-valet-its-damaged-answer-may-surprise-you/


Expensive, 1 week old pick-up stolen from valet in Canada:
https://globalnews.ca/news/4621287/truck-stolen-from-valet-at-burnaby-hotel-found-in-vancouver/


A number of valet parked cars were stolen in South Florida:
https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Several-Cars-Stolen-From-The-Rusty-Pelican-in-Key-Biscayne-494056791.html


Valet worker killed on the job by hit and run driver:
https://www.kmov.com/news/valet-at-east-st-louis-club-killed-in-hit-and/article_7d0a49f0-bbb1-11e8-a31f-477a1e176b01.html


A valet got carjacked in Atlanta late last night. Involved a Dodge Challenger.
https://twitter.com/mteichnerfox5/status/1042727390315728896


Somebody messed up...
https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/05/31/australia-valet-porsche-accident-sot.hln


Valet at a car dealership helped himself to a customer's checkbook. The law caught up with him:
https://newcanaan.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/stolen-checks-found-in-wallet-of-ex-valet-at-westport-auto-dealership-police-say/741554/

Poor security on a valet ramp leads to a customer's vehicle being stolen:
http://www.wafb.com/story/38894376/wanted-man-accused-of-stealing-truck-from-valet-at-lauberge/


Another valet mishap in a parking garage:
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/09/03/oakland-parking-garage-hanging-car/


Poor security apparently leads to a car being stolen from valet:
http://www.kimt.com/content/news/Rochester-Police-Man-arrested-for-stealing-rental-car-492605061.html


Another valet mishap in a parking garage:
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/09/03/oakland-parking-garage-hanging-car/

Oops... A casino valet service handles a customer poorly after her car gets damaged - and she goes to the press:
http://fox2now.com/2018/03/22/woman-holds-casino-responsible-after-her-car-damaged-while-with-valet/


Valet stole from customers' cars, and then he got caught.
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/valet-meet-greet-service-manchester-15115987


Major valet parking incident: A customer's vehicle was driven off the fourth floor of a parking garage...
http://www.fox8live.com/story/38649393/vehicle-drives-off-fourth-floor-parking-garage-one-man-injured


Customer uses a valet parking service, then gets $300 worth of tickets:
https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/man-valets-car-in-otr-gets-300-parking-ticket


Valet service destroys car, customer turns to TV news station for help and gets fast results:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/02/20/get-marty-valet-service-crash/


Valet gave a $300,000 Ferrari away, just because somebody demanded the keys:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vinoy-renaissance-resort-golf-club-valet-gave-300000-ferrari-to-wrong-man-florida/


If you own an Audi, it's a good idea to remove the glovebox valet key and post a sign on your passenger-side window which says "NO KEY."
https://www.cbs58.com/news/police-say-thieves-targeting-audis-in-rash-of-break-ins


A valet worker gave a car to a criminal.
http://wgno.com/2017/09/07/smooth-talking-con-man-convinces-hotel-valet-to-hand-him-keys-to-luxury-suv/


Valet workers runs over a man...
http://www.azfamily.com/story/36077328/man-struck-dragged-by-car-on-w-scottsdale-parking-garage-ramp


Lamborghini stolen from valet...
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city-life/08-21-17-lamborghini-valet-downtown-omni-hotel/


Cars stolen from a valet parking service in Atlanta. Yes, Atlanta again.
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/customers-cars-stolen-from-valet-while-dining-at-restaurant/566629203


Valet parking business serving Gatwick Airport abruptly ceases operations. Numerous valet parked cars suddenly are "unreachable."
https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/dozens-of-cars-unreachable-at-gatwick-after-parking-firm-closes-down-10942


Cleveland, Ohio: A valet worker failed to put a car into park. It rolled into two other parked cars at "Flour" restaurant. This link will take you to the page:
http://www.cleveland.com/chagrin-valley/index.ssf/2017/06/woman_hospitalized_after_hitti.html


Tragic unauthorized use of a valet parked car...
https://www.local10.com/news/crime/hotel-clerk-takes-keys-from-valet-cabinet-fatally-strikes-pedestrian-police-say


Lose your valet claim ticket, lose your car. That's what happened to this person.
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/35624324/lost-valet-ticket-leads-to-stolen-car


Thieves somehow get a key from a valet cabinet, steal customer's car. Now the valet company is being sued.
http://www.chron.com/local/article/85-000-SUV-stolen-from-restaurant-valet-11233218.php


In South Africa, an airport valet parking service drives a customer's car 1935 kilometers, and they damage it. Valet company owner refuses to make it right.
http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/valet-parking-service-puts-2000km-on-customers-car-9552515

It's possible that your auto insurer won't cover damage caused by a valet parking service.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/3831158/are-you-insured-when-you-leave-your-car-at-an-off-site-airport-car-park-millions-of-holiday-makers-risk-being-left-out-of-pocket-this-summer/

Valet carjacked in Salt Lake City...
http://fox13now.com/2017/05/14/police-seek-suspect-after-valet-carjacked-outside-downtown-slc-restaurant/


What? A valet service parked cars too close to a train track?

http://www.whio.com/news/breaking-news/train-damages-vehicles-parked-near-troy-strawberry-festival/tVs07MQIJYjTmxK5fCVbdM/

He gave his car away to a fake valet.
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/atlantic-city-man-allegedly-pretended-to-be-a-valet-to/article_6c21358b-09cc-5999-b81f-d1876305cd44.html

Valet company reeks havoc on former client by towing the restaurant's valet parked cars.
http://www.khou.com/news/local/cars-towed-from-valet-at-bbs-cafe-in-the-heights/444940995


Valet crashes car. Two months later, still no resolution...

http://turnto10.com/i-team/nbc-10-i-team-exclusive-valet-parking-problems

Another hospital valet parking operation lost a car to theft. And this car was brand new...
http://wgntv.com/2017/04/20/womans-car-stolen-from-hospital-valet/


Valet worker kills one, injures 5 others in parking mishap:

http://www.cbs46.com/story/35158050/woman-dead-after-valet-driver-plows-into-crowd-of-people

Valet parked car was stolen. Customer made the mistake of leaving items of value in the car.
http://www.click2houston.com/news/bible-wedding-dresses-among-items-inside-suv-when-keys-were-stolen-from-valet-at-memorial-city-mall

Multiple cars stolen from a valet parking service in Chicago. I blame their key security practices. In the valet business, sloppiness = problems.
http://abc7chicago.com/news/cars-stolen-from-gold-coast-parking-garage/1845494/


Cars left with restaurant valets stolen...

http://wgntv.com/2017/03/26/thieves-steal-cars-left-with-valets-car-washers-in-west-loop/


Fake valet steals car from hospital customer:

http://www.fox19.com/story/34712616/man-steals-seniors-car-pretending-to-be-a-valet-at-st-elizabeth-hospital

Disgruntled customer throws valet like a rag doll.
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170308/police-release-video-of-elf-actor-faizon-loves-encounter-with-airport-valet

Former valet worker allegedly steals a car from the valet service where he once worked. Odd story...
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2016/12/former_valet_found_screaming_a.html


Here's a good reason why safe practices and good training matter with valet parking services:

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/bicyclist-severely-injured-by-valet-in-crash-awarded-38m/

Hotel customer hands his keys to a valet worker who was actually a car thief:
http://patch.com/new-york/downtown-nyc/roxy-hotel-guest-accidentally-hands-keys-car-thief-posing-valet-nypd

Professional athlete gets a tough lesson about why valets should not be trusted.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2016/11/27/robert-griffin-iiis-girlfriend-tweets-that-the-couples-money-was-stolen-during-browns-game/94525822/

They have a baby, then discover that the hospital valets allowed their truck to be stolen.
http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/after-having-baby-couple-truck-stolen-from-presbyterian-hospital-valet-lot/4326538/

Valet gives car away to the wrong person:
http://patch.com/ohio/beachwood/restaurant-patron-accidentally-steals-car-beachwood-police-blotter

Car was stolen from a valet worker in California. The thief had a bad crash, and it was caught on video!
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Police-Pursue-Vehicle-in-West-Los-Angeles-Area-400203821.html

Man who posed as a valet back in March (and stole a car)takes hostages in police standoff. Johnstown, PA:
http://wjactv.com/news/local/johnstown-man-in-thursdays-police-standoff-has-history-of-criminal-activity

Former valet worker stole 3 cars from his former employer's valet lot:
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-who-stole-three-cars-from-valet-service-he-once-worked-in-to-be-sentenced-35164438.html

Valet parking service in Detroit lost a customer's car... but 6 days later they found it. Though the customer got her car back, not everything was good about this. Her car was damaged and items were missing from inside the car:
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/valet-troubles-arise-when-womans-car-was-given-to-wrong-person

Valet worker left a truck running. Somebody took advantage and stole it:
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/08/police_seek_suspect_who_stole.html

Valets in India lost a customer's car to a thief...
http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/man-drives-away-with-audi-from-parking-of-4-star-hotel-near-delhi-1451791

A Florida valet worker allegedly stole checks from customers' cars, then stole their cash:
http://www.wftv.com/news/local/orlando-valet-worker-accused-of-stealing-checks-from-customers-cars/444599511

Safety vests now required for valets in Malibu, California. It's a good idea.
http://www.canyon-news.com/malibu-requires-valet-attendants-to-wear-safety-vest/55522

Luxe valet driver was involved in fatal crash:
http://www.cnet.com/news/luxe-valet-driver-involved-in-fatal-accident/

Valets lost another car to a car thief…
http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/local-news/man-caught-after-stealing-car-from-valet

Valet drives car into tour guide on a Segway.
http://www.ksat.com/news/segway-tour-guide-hit-by-valet-downtown

Woman celebrates brand new BMW purchase by going out for dinner and valet parking her new car... and then the valets (apparently) give her car to somebody else and it gets wrecked. Here's the story:
http://www.keyt.com/news/valet-mixup-leaves-santa-barbara-mom-without-a-car/38865282

Bad behavior...
http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/03/ari-bellamar-beverly-hills-nannies-valet-hospital/

Valet exits a car while it is running and still in gear. The car crashes into a structure:
http://www.cleveland.com/chagrin-falls/index.ssf/2016/03/valet_leaves_car_in_gear_and_r.html

Fake valet steals car outside Courtyard Marriott in San Francisco:
https://www.reddit.com/r/sanfrancisco/comments/403wwk/fake_valet_at_courtyard_by_marriott_steals_car/

Hawaii valet workers give their customer's car to a thief:
http://mauinow.com/2016/01/04/suspect-sought-in-theft-of-mercedes-from-wailea-valet/

Mall valets lost radio personality's car:
http://www.channel955.com/onair/mojo-in-the-morning-53961/mall-valet-lost-mojos-car-14244342/

Fatal accident involving valet worker:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/west-boca/fl-west-boca-fatal-crash-20160104-story.html

Valet in Florida gives a car away to the wrong person. Driver pulls away with somebody else's 2015 Mercedes.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-stolen-mercedes-valet-20151201-story.html

Risks of valet parking:
http://kutv.com/news/get-gephardt/if-your-car-is-wrecked-while-at-a-valet-who-pays

Former NBA player allegedly steals valet parked car. Brings it back 6 hours later. Car is damaged and now has weed odor:
http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/former-nba-player-jeff-adrien-arrested-stealing-car-joyride-valet-going-on-extended-120915

Insights into the Dallas-area valet parking business:
http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-valet-drivers-are-taken-for-a-ride-7764113

More cars stolen from valet parking services:
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/nov/10/three-vehicle-thefts-reported-river-market-hotels/?f=news-arkansas

Valet customer's car stolen from hotel. Hotel says it is not responsible:
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/11/09/thief-uses-key-from-valet-box-to-steal-car/

Yes, your valet parked car could be stolen and wind up in Africa:
http://www.app.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2015/10/28/international-carjacking-ring-has-tie-monmouth-county/74751640/

Three cars stolen from restaurant valet parking service in Milwaukee.
http://fox6now.com/2015/11/04/investigation-underway-after-three-vehicles-stolen-near-bacchus-restaurant-on-e-wells-street/

Valet parking companies in Baltimore are getting hammered with fines:
http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2015/10/23/valets-at-baltimores-top-restaurants-face.html

Man pays $6 to a St. Louis valet parking service and thinks his car is safe. But it gets broken in to. And what does the valet service do? Of course, it dodges responsibility for it:
http://www.kmov.com/story/30283468/whos-responsible-for-your-cars-security-on-a-valet-lot 

Hotel valets in Dubai deny that they damaged customer's car. Customer vows never to return:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g294013-d656277-r313363913-Shangri_La_Hotel_Qaryat_Al_Beri_Abu_Dhabi-Abu_Dhabi_Emirate_of_Abu_Dhabi.html

Customer blames hotel valets in New Orleans for damage caused to his truck. Complains they did not step forward to admit they were the cause of it:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60864-d93051-r312805007-Hotel_St_Marie-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html

Customer valet parks car with Gatwick Airport valet company. When he got it back 2 weeks later, there were 842 extra miles on it!

Of course the valet company denied it. But then the police discovered the license plate got photo captured in 4 different counties on 7 different days! Busted!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3241591/Car-parked-Gatwick-airport-valet-company-driven-800-miles-family-holiday.html

Valet mugged while getting a customer's car. This is one reason why using valet services can be a good thing. You stay safe. The valet risks getting mugged in the garage or on the street.
http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/crime/2015/09/15/valet-driver-beaten-robbed-in-downtown-st-louis/72347012/ 

Car stolen from hospital valet service:
http://www.nbc12.com/story/30028423/woman-reports-car-stolen-from-hospital-valet-while-son-receives-cancer-treatment


Valets accused of causing new damage. They appear to concede it is their fault. But then the customer's damage claim is denied:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60982-d87040-r309695266-Hyatt_Place_Waikiki_Beach-Honolulu_Oahu_Hawaii.html

Another valet parked car damaged at a hotel. Hotel is not helpful. 
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34172-d84356-r309994969-Plaza_Resort_Spa-Daytona_Beach_Florida.html

A valet worker hits the gas instead of the brake, and bricks rain down on the sidewalk below:
http://www.qchron.com/editions/central/bricks-shower-austin-street-after-wreck/article_f5d741c8-6167-5666-a30f-fec1e3e0369d.html

Kentucky valet worker arrested on murder charge:
http://www.whas11.com/story/news/crime/2015/08/29/muder-suspect-custody-allegedly-stabbed-victim-death/71378918/

Guest reports that valets play "South Beach Drift" while moving cars at Miami Beach hotel:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34439-d1201317-r303803087-Riviera_Hotel_Suites_South_Beach-Miami_Beach_Florida.html

A hotel valet service at a fancy hotel manages to have a wedding dress disappear from one of their guest's cars, and says they are not liable:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/08/27/missing-wedding-dress/

Just another case where a customer believes a valet service damaged a car, but the valet people don't care:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60763-d1938661-r303769374-Row_NYC_Hotel-New_York_City_New_York.html


Consumer stays at a nice Las Vegas hotel. Yet, something still goes missing from the car.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g45963-d1829539-r302286505-The_Cosmopolitan_of_Las_Vegas-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html

Consumer buys brand new car, parks it with valet, and they park it under a leak of some kind, which permanently affected the paint finish.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g35805-d1566945-r302608661-Palomar_Chicago_a_Kimpton_Hotel-Chicago_Illinois.html

“The perils of valet parking”
http://www.stltoday.com/news/traffic/along-for-the-ride/along-for-the-ride-the-perils-of-valet-parking/article_f633fd25-25c3-5971-8202-250944043f1d.html

iPhone stolen from New York City hotel valet operation. Customer vented on TripAdvisor:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60763-d1390172-r296029153-Fairfield_Inn_Suites_by_Marriott_New_York_Manhattan_Times_Square-New_York_City_Ne.html

Man describes how he got a stress fracture in his foot from bad shoes and valet work:
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/life/2015/07/10/stress-fractures-real-pain/29973649/

CNN did a good video piece about Zirx's operations in New York City:
http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2015/07/06/valet-parking-app-zirx.cnnmoney/index.html

One bad valet parking experience can kill a customer relationship.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60898-d1199584-r283633022-W_Atlanta_Downtown-Atlanta_Georgia.html

Fake valet in Virginia steals a car. Victim goes on TV.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Fake-Valet-Swindles-Man-With-Disability-Parking-Pass-311532641.html


Valet worker in California hit by car:
http://la.eater.com/2015/6/25/8848439/valet-hit-car-accident-little-next-door-hospital-crimewire

Woman in India gets conned out of her car by a fake valet:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Smart-young-valet-takes-woman-for-a-ride/articleshow/47918471.cms

Legal clamp-down on miss-classified workers In California is causing some on-demand valet start-ups to reconsider their approach.
http://recode.net/2015/07/02/zirx-and-luxe-are-also-considering-reclassifying-workers-as-employees/

Luxe Valet coming to Philadelphia:
http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2015/06/25/luxe-valet-park-drive-center-city-curtis-lee.html

Luxe Valet arrives in Chicago:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-luxe-valet-launch-chicago-0622-bsi-story.html

What happened to this person's phone?
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g45963-d1022061-r281143868-Trump_International_Hotel_Las_Vegas-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html

A potentially big story about flagrant valet abuse in Amsterdam is rumored to break soon:
http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/06/08/tv-report-airport-valets-break-into-offices-dump-cars-on-city-streets/

Hotel guests describe a bad valet experience at a hotel...
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g28970-d84115-r280855059-Madera_a_Kimpton_Hotel-Washington_DC_District_of_Columbia.html#UR280855059

North Jersey car thieves looking for nice cars with the keys left inside of them...
http://7online.com/automotive/thieves-targeting-luxury-cars-parked-with-valets-in-new-jersey/763442/

Customer spit in valet's face. Drove into him. Police are looking for the driver.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/06/08/police-still-searching-for-driver-who-attacked-valet-outside-beverly-hills-restaurant

Valet robbed at gunpoint in St. Louis...
http://www.kmov.com/story/29226274/valet-robbed-at-gunpoint-outside-downtown-hotel

The internet "valet buzz champion of the day" is not the two Mercedes cars being stolen from a country club's valet service, but the stiffing of a valet worker by a very prominent and wealthy executive:
http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/les-moonves-carrying-only-hundred-dollar-bills-opts-not-to-tip-valet/263772

An interesting tale of valet parking going wrong. Hotel valet loses the key. Customer describes it as similar to pushing a boulder up a mountain in getting the hotel to fix and pay for the problem...
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g37209-d111624-r189530520-Hampton_Inn_Indianapolis_Downtown_Across_from_Circle_Centre-Indianapolis_Indiana.html

Car stolen out of valet - Kansas City:
http://fox4kc.com/2015/05/20/atlanta-woman-says-her-car-was-given-to-someone-else-after-checking-it-in-to-isle-of-capri-casino-valet/

Two very expensive cars were stolen from a country club valet service in New Jersey:
http://www.northjersey.com/news/police-probe-car-thefts-from-ridgewood-country-club-in-paramus-1.1346051 

Another on-demand valet parking company getting ready to roll-out: 
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2015/05/valet-apps-carbon-luxe-zirx-san-francisco.html

Valet workers organizing...
https://twitter.com/Teamsters/status/601113325246816256

Competing on-demand valet servies... side by side:
http://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-valet-parking-wars-luxe-carbon-and-zirx-2015-5

Ohio city wants valet companies to pay up:
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2015/05/15/city-to-valet-companies-no-more-free-ride/27388537/

Dashcam catches vandal in the act:
http://regina.ctvnews.ca/alleged-vehicle-vandal-caught-on-dash-camera-in-regina-1.2370338

Valet intentionally struck by car in California:
http://www.coronadelmartoday.com/49594/home/police-man-argues-with-valet-then-hits-him-while-driving-away/

The BluCar app makes some progress in the on-demand valet parking sphere:
http://kdvr.com/2015/05/11/new-service-in-denver-is-like-the-uber-of-parking/

The "What would you do? valet episode.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq7GGLAegk8&feature=youtu.be&a

A valet in North Carolina wrecked a 1965 Shelby Cobra kit car a few days ago. 
http://myfox8.com/2015/05/09/valet-loses-control-of-1965-sports-car-crashes-it-into-light-pole-in-nc/

Valets somehow incinerate a customer's truck:
http://globalnews.ca/news/1980265/hamilton-mans-truck-burned-in-a-fire-at-park-n-fly-in-toronto/

Valet sentenced to 3 months in jail for stealing a customer's iPad:
http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/courts/valet-parking-worker-jailed-for-ipad-theft-1.1505399

Good story about valet parking in Los Angeles from back in January 2014.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GosWaJjUCi8

Valet parking service in India loses a customer's car to a thief:
http://www.bangaloremirror.com/bangalore/crime/Car-vanishes-after-valet-parking-at-Lavelle-Rd-eatery/articleshow/47101373.cms?

Casino valet hits pedestrian...
http://citizensvoice.com/news/police-casino-valet-hit-pedestrian-with-car-1.1870900

It's been all over the internet: a valet destroyed a rare Ferrari. The widely reported story of the valet mistakenly hitting the gas when he intended to brake might not be true. A member of the auto group involved said on their Facebook page that this accident resulted from an unauthorized early morning joyride while the car owner was still asleep.
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/videos/a25478/valet-hits-wrong-pedal-destroys-ferrari-599-gto/

Hotel patron has an issue with valet service, gets refund from HOTEL. 
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34439-d80247-r264076685-Holiday_Inn_Miami_Beach-Miami_Beach_Florida.html

Noise complaint about valet service:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60898-d111374-r258984344-DoubleTree_by_Hilton_Hotel_Atlanta_Downtown-Atlanta_Georgia.html

Customer gives valet his car. It almost instantly gets stolen. (Multiple theft incidents have happened in Atlanta.) 
http://www.cbs46.com/story/28606358/car-stolen-from-customer-moments-after-it-was-valet-parked

New Orleans Hotel screws over guest with stall tactics in handling a damage claim for a truck that was damaged while in their valet department's care:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60864-d215731-r260371562-Wyndham_Garden_Hotel_Baronne_Plaza-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html

Mercedes goes missing from valet service in Malaysia. Government official warns not to blindly trust valets...
http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2015/03/20/how-safe-is-your-car-with-valets-video/

A legal discussion about "bailments" and how this applies to valet parking. Good information.
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4114948778001/valet-allegedly-gives-couples-car-to-a-thief/?#sp=show-clips

Video surfaces of valet who got hit by a car.
http://fox8.com/2015/03/17/i-team-surveillance-video-shows-hit-and-run-that-injured-valet/

A valet customer got his car immediately wrecked by a valet worker:
http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/valet-wreck-my-car-as-soon-as-i-got-out-of-the-car-2105486.html?utm_source

Stolen Newport Beach car has been recovered:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/03/14/car-given-to-thief-by-valet-at-o-c-restaurant-is-recovered/#.VQTVIllLTWw.twitter

News of the Newport Beach valet theft case continues to spread. It's all over Twitter. Valet parking fiascoes have a high likelihood of going viral, as this incident is beginning to show. 
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/03/12/cbs-legal-analyst-valet-company-responsible-for-letting-thief-take-o-c-mans-car/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Newport Beach valet theft incident makes national TV:
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/car-owner-stunned-valet-keys-wrong-person-29610063

Another valet gives another customer's vehicle to a car thief:
http://www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-me-0312-valet-parking-20150311,0,188468.story

Valet sees his $750 phone get smashed into the ground. Then he gets smashed to the ground.
http://realtime.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/03/09/hoffman-law-group-leader-arrested-after-parking-dispute-at-mall/

Car stolen while in the care of suburban Chicago valet service at a hospital:

http://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/suv-reported-stolen-christ-hospital-valet-parking-service

Just another incident of an item going missing after a car was entrusted to the care of a valet service. The hotel says "Not our problem."
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34678-d223867-r257534744-Tampa_Marriott_Waterside_Hotel_and_Marina-Tampa_Florida.html

A good example of terrible valet service:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g154998-d278011-r257009929-Embassy_Suites_by_Hilton_Niagara_Falls_Fallsview_Hotel-Niagara_Falls_Ontario.html

Fake celebrity without claim ticket gets valets to hand over a car. Takes car.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/mark-david-christenson-fake-celebrity-pretended-oscar-winner/story?id=29380908

Be careful with who you hand money to when entering a parking lot.
http://abc13.com/news/downtown-parking-scam-gets-drivers-cars-booted/536135/

Yet another TV news story about on-demand valet parking. This one is from a San Francisco station reporting about "Luxe" and "Zirx."
http://abc7news.com/traffic/new-valet-apps-take-away-stress-of-parking-in-san-francisco--/524008/

Hospital valet crashes customer's car.
http://wgntv.com/2015/02/25/valet-driver-crashes-car-into-prentice-womens-hospital/

Interesting news story about valet on-demand company "Zirx." It appears Zirx hit a sweet spot in Seattle:
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/02/19/valet-app-zirx-seattle-parking/23666671/ 

A valet who has been in the game for decades:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmxBpjjUMTc&sns=em

Just because a valet is handling fancy cars, it does not mean the valet is professional or good at his job:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH6ny9Z3BdE&sns=em

Valet in Portland, Maine crashes a guest's car.
http://www.pressherald.com/2015/02/17/valet-driver-loses-control-of-hotel-guests-suv-lodging-it-between-two-buildings/

Sloppy key security results in a valet customer's car being stolen, and they took much more than her rental car.
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Military-Widows-Car-Mementos-Stolen-in-Dallas-292508881.html

"The valet told me 'I think we made a mistake. We gave your car to the wrong person.'"
http://www.nbcwashington.com/investigations/Series-of-Car-Thefts-at-Maryland-Live-292305191.html

Here's how a valet could quickly and easily make a copy of your house key, and get your home address!
http://wwlp.com/2015/01/29/i-team-copying-your-keys-with-a-cell-phone-picture/

2015 Mercedes S550 stolen from valet service, along with keys to 8 other cars.
http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime-and-courts/car-stolen-from-station-valet-lot-1.1230626

Valet in New Zealand goes joyriding with a Mercedes - attempts to run over pedestrian: 
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11388777&ref=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Here's a valet-wrecked Mustang from a few months ago. Yep, damage happens! And sometimes the valet companies are uncooperative.
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/action-9-helps-woman-after-valet-totals-her-car/nhJrz/

Alleged drunk driver accelerates into a valet worker.
http://6abc.com/news/driver-charged-for-striking-valet-outside-king-of-prussia-restaurant/450176/ 

A report has surfaced about 4 cars being stolen at a hospital valet service. A 2015 vehicle was stolen right off the driveway while the keys were still in it. Later it was used in a robbery and sustained $11,000 worth of bullet hole damage. Culprit: poor key security by valet service.
http://fox2now.com/2014/12/15/military-veteran-and-others-become-victims-of-car-thefts-at-st-louis-va-hospital/

2014 Lexus IS250 stolen out of a valet lot in New Jersey. How'd they get the keys? Did the valet service not secure the keys properly?
http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime-and-courts/police-blotters/dwi-recovered-motor-vehicle-1.1153776

Valet work is not always pleasant. Here's some animal shit in somebody's car that a valet found.
http://imgur.com/YezACb0

A valet in Dubai hit the gas a little too hard.
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/video-dubai-valet-smashes-46k-ford-mustang-into-wall-574982.html

Injured hotel worker sues valet company. Says they enabled car jacking by not securing keys.
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/12/08/exclusive-jw-marriott-employee-sues-valet-company-after-injuries-in-hotel-carjacking/

Valet kills a child and severely injures her mother while taking an unauthorized trip in a customer's car to get cigarettes:
http://7online.com/news/10-year-old-girl-dead-pregnant-woman-critical-both-hit-by-minivan/419513/

Valet gives the keys of a 2012 Audi A7 to a thief. Thief crashes the car into a power pole, causing 4800 households to lose their electricity.

I'm not surprised at all. Valets sometimes fail to verify that they are giving the keys to the right person.

Yah, things can definitely disappear if you decide to leave things in your car while valet parking:
http://louisianarecord.com/news/264448-hotel-sued-after-valet-allegedly-parked-car-in-unsafe-area-facilitating-theft-of-77k-in-medical-supplies

Valet worker got robbed while hailing a cab for a customer: 
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Valet_robbed_while_hailing_cab_outside_Penns_Landing_hotel.html

A good news valet story... Athletic valet kicks (alleged) criminal's ass:
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/valet-kicks-suspects-butt-in-aiding-cleveland-police-get-four-in-custody

Chicago valet service crackdown got publicity:
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/11/24/2-investigators-city-cracks-down-on-rogue-valet-parking-operations/

City of Chicago cracks down on illegal parking by valet services:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bacp/provdrs/consumer/news/2014/nov/city-of-chicago-cracks-down-on-valet-operators-making-fake-parki.html


Car stolen from airport valet service:
http://www.wbtv.com/story/27379418/cmpd-investigating-car-stolen-at-airport

Sloppy key handling by valet service results in vehicle theft:
http://crownheights.info/crime/457208/wild-chase-after-car-stolen-from-razag-valet/

Another valet smashes a car. Of course, the vehicle's owner encountered resistance from the valet company when it came to compensation. Here's the story:
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/action-9-helps-woman-after-valet-totals-her-car/nhJrz/

Woman portrays herself to be a valet worker, steals car with 91 year old woman inside, gets caught. It was her second vehicle theft at this hotel within a month:

http://fox2now.com/2014/11/07/woman-admits-to-stealing-car-with-91-year-old-grandmother-still-inside/

Mayhem in Miami. Carjacker strikes at Miami hotel. Crashes into multiple cars. People injured:
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/5-Pedestrians-Hit-by-Carjacker-on-Hotels-Valet-Ramp-276952681.html

It's all over the internet now. Any valet worker who abuses a 2015 Corvette will be a complete idiot.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/automobiles/dont-tell-the-parking-attendant-the-new-corvette-is-a-snitch.html?_r=0

Customer valet parks, $9000 diamond ring disappears:
http://abc13.com/news/woman-accusing-valet-of-stealing-wedding-ring/260937/

Parking crunch. This neighborhood could use on-demand valet parking services:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/uptown-restaurants-valet-parking-practices-drive-residents-crazy-article-1.1844337

Old guy tries to hustle up a few bucks, pretends to be the valet... smashes car.
http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/local/redeye-man-accused-of-posing-as-north-side-car-valet-20140814,0,3053377.story

Casino determined not at fault in death of patron after valet workers let drunk guest have his keys:
http://citizensvoice.com/news/court-sides-with-casino-in-valet-case-1.1708683 

A valet lost your keys? Here is what you do...
http://www.realvaletcontrol.com/valet-parking-blog/2014/6/25/what-to-do-after-the-valet-services-loses-your-keys

Sports celebrity doesn't tip valet. Valet goes public on
Twitter:
 http://goo.gl/qlNd2X