Ok, so i'm in a world of sh*t right now. On friday night two friends and i took my truck down to a creek and went down a trail to a gravel bar by the creek. I was told i could get back to the road by the guy that was with me in my truck if we kept going down the gravel. About twenty feet off the gravel i got stuck. Hi-centered my truck. Nothing we could do about it since it was so late at night. The next morning another friend of mine with a bigger truck came and tried to pull me out. We ended up getting him stuck in the sand and gravel. After this we called a tow trucking company that is probably the biggest in town. "C&C towing" "yea i need a tow" "ok where are you located?" gave her directions since i didn't know the road number. And told her that i had two trucks stuck, and that the trail to the gravel bar was kinda ruff for the first few feet but after that you could take a car down it. "ok its $75 service call to come out and look at it" and then she said something about not being able to get it, i don't remember what she said. "ok" "all right i'll send somebody out there now" "thank-you mam" About twenty minutes later a tow truck showed up. We showed him the trail to go down. He started to go in backwards instead of front end first. I thought this was weird and not the best of choices but i wasn't the tow truck driver. He got stuck not ten feet into the trail. We spent the next hour at least trying to get him out with his wench on the truck. He gave up and called another tow truck. At this point the locals had stopped and began watching. The guy that came with his truck originally to help me left to go talk with his dad about the situation. They build houses and have a back-hoe and a skid loader. He returned about 1/2 hour later with his dad, and the skid loader on a trailer. The whole time he was gone, the other tow truck was trying to get the other tow truck out of the mud by using it's wench and using a snatch block on a tree down the path. This didn't work so my friend's dad got in there with the skid loader. it has tracks over the wheels and had no problem getting in there. He lifted the back end of the truck and pushed it forward and turned it around and pushed it out onto the road. After that he came down to the gravel bar and pulled the two of us out. The two of us didn't have any problems getting back out of the trail since we both have 4 wheel drive. The two truck had really torn up the beginning of the trail and i almost got stuck again but made it out onto the road. I got out and walked over to the group of people. The owner of the land was standing there and wanted to talk to us. He wasn't that mad about the situation, but wanted to know what we we're going to do with the mess that was made. the three of us that had been there friday night talked with him for a few minutes and agreed that we would call it even if we came back and put up a fence along the road with no trespassing signs along the fence. After that i went up to the woman who brought out the second truck. She wasn't as polite and told me that she needed $500 or she was taking my truck. I was dumb struck by this and said i thought it was a $75 service call for me, and then another $75 for the other truck that came out. She told me no, she had to get her truck out of the mud, and it was $500, or she was taking my truck. At this point i couldn't believe what was happening to me. I told her i could get her $500 in about half an hour but she just turned around and yelled down to the guy with one of the tow trucks to load it up. I said i was getting my stuff out of my truck and she became even more rude with me. I told her she could throw all the fits she wanted too but i was getting my stuff. I took my cell phone, wallet, key to my office at work, a stuff dinosaur (long story behind it but it means a lot to me, and it has never left the truck since the day it was put in there) and my hockey skates. After that they left and we talked with the owner of the property. He gave us his cell phone number and told us to give him a call. The point of this is this: Can't this be classified as profiteering? Or price gouging. She had to have known that i didn't have $500 on me. I asked her if she took AAA and she laughed and said "you think they would have gotten out there?" I almost said "no mam, they probably would have called you." They NEVER touched my truck until the took it away. They would have been there for at least another hour if it wasn't for my friend's dad with his skid-loader. I don't have $500 to give her. I have a bank loan payment to make tomorrow of $200. I have $296 to my name right now, until i get paid on the 15th of this month. I'm willing to give her $200 and no more. I'm 20 years old so im not very well off to go in there and talk to her alone. I plan to talk to my father and ask him what to do but it needs to happen quick. Im sure she will charge me a impound charge for holding the truck. It's $40 a day. And by the time it's the 15th, there is no way i could afford to get it out, and pay the towing bill (that they NEVER did). Sorry for the long post, but if you have any ideas on how to help me please say so. I don't know what to do right now. That truck is my only transportation to work and back right now, or any where else.