We called four of the companies that were listed as towing businesses, but Google Maps put them at residential homes.
DENVER — Denver residents in Park Hill and Congress Park may be surprised to learn how many towing businesses are in their neighborhoods — and not just their neighborhoods, but at their homes.
“I’m not a towing company,” said Park Hill resident Shana Kirk.
But Google Maps showed otherwise.
“We were just looking for directions on Google Maps and, suddenly, we noticed on top of our house, the pin for a towing company, which we do not own,” said Kirk.
On Wednesday, Google Maps showed about a dozen icons at people’s homes indicating different vehicle towing businesses from just south of National Jewish Health near Colfax Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, to just east of City Park.
“We called and said, ‘You know, did you know that you’re using our home address as your business address and could you please correct that on Google Maps?'” Kirk said when she called the business attached to her address. “And I said, ‘What is the address of your company?’ And she didn’t know or wasn’t allowed to…