Monday, September 28, 2015

Dallas H. Story Part 1

Less than 48 hours after went live, I was contacted the evening of 23 September 2015, by a man from the Midwest, USA.

After a brief email exchange about Tim Carroll and Carroll Custom Cadillac, he allowed me to phone him. I made notes; here is what I learned:

Dallas H.
Midwest USA
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora

Carroll pierced the engine block while studding it. Jeff Kappel, Tim Carroll's landlord told Dallas this. After getting his car back from Carroll, Dallas noticed the engine malfunctioning. He shut the car off, which chose that moment for the coolant water to run out, including through the piercing in the block --  which again, was due to Carroll's botched "freehanded" head studding method.

Dallas sent the car back to Carroll demanding warranty work. Carroll then claimed, despite never providing any evidence that the car actually ran hot, that it was run hot, voiding the warranty. To make matters worse, Dallas discovered that Carroll had removed the special battery Aurora's have from the car. The car was vandalized, such as the engine compartment looked like someone had taken a hammer to the pully housings and so forth. Carroll left all 4 windows rolled down. By the time Dallas retrieved his car from the warranty work the interior was rotten.

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Carroll's [Now 'Unavailable'] Facebook Description of Dallas' Aurora [File]
After Carroll was through with it...scrapyard bought for $300.00
Dallas figures that he's out money and the Aurora - $6k

Dallas H. (Dallas) launched his own investigation and actually went to Pilot Point to see what was going on with Carroll and to gather information with the intent to sue him.

Everything that Dallas knows about Tim Carroll and Carroll Custom Cadillac, he's learned from personal first-hand knowledge from dealing with Carroll and from his in person conversation with Carroll's landlord, Jeff Kappel.

This conversation between Dallas and Jeff Kappel was at the 11430 Hames Road property. Dallas believes that the date was Thursday, 21 May, 2015.

What happened that day was, by coincidence while Dallas was at the Hames Road property, Tim Carroll's landlord, Jeff Kappel drove in. Mr. Kappel together with his wife Julia make up the points of Two Points Real Estate Investments.

Dallas said that Kappel told him a lot. After which he decided that it would be pointless to sue Carroll. For instance, Carroll originally came down to Texas, on an owner-finance deal south of (City of) Dallas, that then fell through. According to Mr. Kappel, Dallas said, Tim Carroll has no money, no assets and no credit.

Somehow, Dallas said, Carroll and Kappel knew of each other because Kappel is originally from the Northwest. Carroll was at one time believed to be operating in Ridgefield, Washington.

Mr. Kappel owns the Hames Road property and he rented it to Carroll.

Where Tim Carroll lived on Hames Road in Pilot Point

Apparently, what it all comes down to is how Tim Carroll ran his business was that after what Dallas called "saturating the market," a phrase that I interpreted to mean Carroll's immense Internet and social media presence, because judging from Carroll's Facebook postings CCC appeared to be getting in about five Cadillac's a week. Sometimes it looked like that many a day. Carroll would get half the money up front and let the car's sit there.

Carroll skipped out on the Hames Road property because he found another owner-finance deal in Princeton.

That is the 3355 Rooster Lane, Princeton, Texas  75407 property. Finding this out caused me to speculate if Carroll was about to "skip out" on this owner-finance? Someone needs to find out who floated that note, contact them to see what's going on.

Dallas told me that he doesn't believe that "David Manning" is real. Dallas said, that there was another mechanic working at Pilot Point but that his name wasn't Dave or David. Like me, Dallas pointed out, Carroll never mentioned a Dave or David. My own opinion of that is that Carroll made the Dave name up and put it on his website to buy more time. 

Dallas said that Kappel told him that at all the time Tim Carroll was at Hames Road, Tim (and whomever he brought with him?) was living in his famed "5th wheel."

Dallas told me that Mr. Kappel mentioned that Carroll "ran out on him, the night of the worst rainstorm in Texas." They received 9" of rain in an hour there and Carroll was out in the middle of it hauling cars off.  The landlord caught him the next day getting the last car he was taking with him, out. He asked him what he was doing and Carroll told him that he was leaving. The landlord said that "You didn't give me any Notice." Carroll reportedly responded that he "could just keep his deposit."

Dallas told me that according to Kappel, that there are still some Caddy's at the Pilot Point location and that Kappel has some license plate numbers, trying to find out who they belonged to.

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UPDATE: 09 November 2015 Dallas H. Story Part 2

Last Updated 09 November 2015 20:46

1 comment:

  1. Sounds about right from what Dallas and Mr. Kappel told me. I know a lot about this whole situation as I have also been a victim of carroll's lies and deceit. I hope you find your car; and I hope this site will prevent anyone else from getting "taken" by carroll or "Junior/JR Miranda". By the way; Junior/JR Miranda - going by the facebook handle "Junior Cadillac" is the next of the Carroll family to watch out for. He was doing most of the work in Pilot Point. Tim was at one point paying him $15/hour. And this is apparently his grandson.