Two months after his car was hit by a security guard patrolling his Homestead neighborhood, a South Florida man said the situation got even more complicated.
Owner Pedro Martinez said the crash happened at around 2 a.m. back in July. Surveillance video shows the patrol car crash into his parked vehicle, stop for a moment, and then drive away.
"I couldn't believe it," he said.
At around 4 a.m., the owner of the security guard's company knocked on Martinez's door.
"He says that it was their fault, that they hit my car, and the employee fell asleep at the wheel and he would Cash App me $1,700," Martinez recalled.
He claimed the owner did not want to get the insurance company involved.
"They said they were gonna fix it, and a day later, they said the car is totaled, and all he wanted to do was give me $1,700 and call it a day," Martinez said.
He claimed the company would barely give him half of what the car is worth. When the insurance company eventually got involved, Martinez said things got worse.
"They reduced the price from the $1,700 to $1,500, and that's when we lawyered up," he said.
Two months later, Martinez's car still sits on the driveway, totaled.
"All I want is just the car to be back the way it was," he said. "I'm not asking for a brand new car or a Porsche or anything like that. I just want something to get me back from back here to work."
The security company did not respond to NBC 6's requests for comment.