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Closed wash leaves useless coupons, big tax bill

February 07, 2012
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WAUKESHA, WI — A carwash that owes almost $53,000 in property taxes closed with no notice, and now customers are left holding useless coupons, waukesha.patch.com reported.

The Feb. 2 story stated that Dan Weber, a customer of Dirt Stripper Touchless Car Wash, recently pulled up to the carwash and realized it was no longer open. Weber is out about $50 after purchasing discount coupons online a year ago.

But Weber may not be the only party out money due to the wash closing. Waukesha County tax records show that Dirt Stripper owes $52,744 in property taxes dating back to 2008, the story noted.

Weber said in the story that when he pulled into the wash, the automated system said “out of order,” and he soon realized the open sign was turned off.

Also, the business’ trash cans are full, and garbage is spilling out in the parking lot, according to the story. Police say they have not received any complaints about the coupons.