North Carolina has had a rep for such tactics for awhile. It was my understanding they only deploy for special operations but who knows. Many of these South Eastern states have lost control of their police departments.
Some on here might remember but many many years ago there was a underground...
True but in my experience when something that far off there's something else going on. Like a summer hire was brought in and the work got released without being looked over. If you don't enforce good QC at a shop you can get egg on your face quick.
Interesting note, South Beach wheel and tire...
Try not to get emotional about it. Stroll in with a punch list of fixes and explain your position. It's when the jack it up the second time you break out the artillery.
It's certainly a horror show of an install. Especially at that price point, I mean even if it was free it would be too expensive.
Seems like you'd keep a bag of em in assorted sizes in a "just in case tote". We did that in our field bag for aviation fasteners, bolts, nuts, and screws. Just in case you were in the north forty and needed a fastener.