Oklahoma City, OK asked in Consumer Law for Oklahoma

Q: Can shop owner in a strip mall have a car towed near or in front if you go to an adjacent shop?

A shop owner at the end of a strip mall (he owns the mall) will have cars towed even if there are spaces in front of his store. He has no signs posted reserving any spaces or any warning that cars will be towed. There are none at the two entrances nor anywhere in the strip. He says "it is private property and he can do what he wants." I contend that all commercial property is owned by someone (person or entity) and is private and that his strip mall is no different from a large corporate mall or center. His manager said he has always done this and it is legal.

I checked Consumer Law as it seems to be the closest fit. Please advise if it needs to go to someone else or transfer it.

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