A Michigan man who spent five years in prison for a murder he didn't commit is suing Hertz rental cars for failing to provide a receipt that would have cleared him of the crime.
In 2015, Herbert Alford was convicted in a 2011 murder even though he says he was picking up a rental car at the time and was no where near the scene.
However, Alford's attorney says the Hertz Corporation "ignored and disobeyed numerous court orders requiring them to produce the documentation" that would have exonerated him.
Hertz officials counter the claims, saying they did their best to find the much-needed evidence.
"While we were unable to find the historic rental record from 2011 when it was requested in 2015, we continued our good faith efforts to locate it," a company spokesman says. "With advances in data search in the years following, we were able to locate the rental record in 2018 and promptly provided it."
Hertz eventually came up with the receipt....five years after the conviction.
Alford was released in February last year and is suing Hertz for $25,000.