Witness Intervene’s During Illegal Tow
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Witness Intervene’s During Illegal Tow


LEADING 10 PEOPLE HURT. I-30 5W IS OPEN BUT AT ONE POINT TODAY SOUTHBOUND LANES WERE SHUT DOWN FOR NEARLY 6 HOURS. NEW VIDEO INTO NIGHT THAT SHOWS THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER TRYING TO PULL AWAY A WOMAN’S CAR BUT SHE IS STILL SITTING INSIDE. IN THE MIDST OF A CONFRONTATION WITNESSES JUMPED IN AND IN THE DALLAS NEWSROOM WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU LEARNED? Reporter: A WITNESS STARTED RECORDING THE VIDEO AND THE OWNER OF THE TOWING COMPANY SAYS IT DOES NOT TELL THE WHOLE STORY. WE TRACKED DOWN A SECOND VIDEO. HEY. Reporter: WATCH THIS MAN IN RED STEP UP AND BLOCK THE CARS PATH WHILE OTHERS YELL AT THE WOMAN INSIDE TO DRIVE AWAY. Reporter: MOMENTS LATER YOU SEE THE CAR BEING LIFTED WITH HER INSIDE. SHE IS IN HER CAR. Reporter: RAYMOND SHOT THIS VIDEO TO SHOW WHAT THE TOW COMPANY WAS GETTING AWAY WITH. IT IS LEGALIZED CARJACKING. THEY CAN SIMPLY JUST TAKE YOUR CAR WHILE YOU ARE IN IT. Reporter: THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION THE OVERSEAS TOWERS SAYS IT IS NOT LEGAL AT ALL. IF YOUR CAR IS NOT READY FOR TRANSPORT THEY HAVE TO RELEASE IT TO THE CAR OWNER. THE CAR OWNER CAN DRIVE AWAY WITH IT. Reporter: LONGHORN TOWING’S OWNER SAID THE CAR WAS HITCH BEFORE THE CAR WAS MOVED AND THE OWNER THEN ARRIVED AND THEY ONLY BRIEFLY MOVED IT AS THE CAR MANEUVER TO TRY AND BLOCK IT IN. Reporter: WE CHECKED ANOTHER VIDEO FROM THE LIQUOR STORE SURVEILLANCE CAMERA AND AS THE TOW TRUCK BACKS UP IT SHOWS THE DRIVER POP INTERVIEW AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN. AND THERE IS THE MAN STANDING BY THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR. SHE WAS DEFINITELY THERE BEFORE IT WAS HITCHED. Reporter: SHE IS NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE. THIS IS CLEARLY WRONG. AND IF YOU LOOK AT THIS IT IS CLEARLY WRONG. Reporter: THE TOW TRUCK DID EVENTUALLY LEAVE WITH THE WOMAN’S CAR AND THE TOW COMPANY SAYS SHE GOT THE CAR BACK LATER TODAY BY PAYING A DISCOUNTED FEE. WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO REACH THE DRIVER. WE ARE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM HER. DOUG? BEFORE WE LET YOU GO I’M CURIOUS ABOUT THIS QUESTION, IF YOU WALK OUT SOMEWHERE AND YOU SEE THAT YOUR CAR IS GETTING TOWED ABOUT TO GET TOWED, WHAT ARE THE RULES, WHERE ARE YOUR RIGHTS? Reporter: THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS, IF YOU WALK OUT AND THE CAR IS NOT HITCHED AND READY TO ROLL THEN YOU GET YOUR CAR BACK AT NO CHARGE, IF IT IS HOOKED UP AND ABOUT TO LEAVE YOU CAN STILL GET IT BACK AT YOU HAVE TO PAY A DROP FEE, IF YOUR CAR IS ON THE ROAD THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO FIND OUT WHERE THE VEHICLE STORAGE ARTIST, HEAD OVER THERE

100 Comments

  • Ghosty

    People need to understand – it is THESE POLITICIANS you see – being interviewed – that are being paid off by the Towing companies. You need to understand – these towing companies contribute a lot of money to campaign of these politicians – who in turn make it easier, through supporting ordinances/local laws that permit these tow companies tow your cars. So, this isn't a company being evil – no. These are tow companies and politicians in cahoots. They are making money off ordinary folk and these criminals, towing companies and politicians need to be brought to justice.

  • overkillaudioinc

    Tow truck companies in Dallas are flat out crooks. they have contracts with apartment complex's to tow, The apartments get a kickback for every car they tow! they operate illegally and when the lawsuits and enough people sue, they go out of business, sell the assets to an employee for $1 and change the name. same people, same crimes, same location, same trucks, often times even the same company name, same BS. they are flat out criminals!

  • Fungulus1

    So there is an issue here. Was this a tow job or a repossession? The laws for repoing a vehicle are quite different from towing.
    Also if you come out before they leave regardless if your car is hooked up/tied down they have to drop it without charge. Unless laws are different there

  • Phu Nguyen

    they didn't say if the driver was parking at a handicap parking space or not. if she was abusing people with disability then she deserves everything coming at her.

  • Leader success !

    I run a legitimate towing company and its absolutely illegal to a vehicle with someone in it and that tow truck driver is obviously a criminal.

  • Dee C

    Next time slash the tires immediately on the tow truck this way it prevents them from leaving and now the police have to be involved leaving the company exposed to the illegal tow

  • scott findlay

    stay in your car, if it moves while hooked, call the police and report a kidnapping. never, never, never get out of your car, they have to drop it no exceptions…

  • beastm0de7

    I don't give a fuck if someone is inside, I don't repo, But if you're sleazy enough to not pay and get repod and then jump in the car or sit in it to avoid getting repod, You're a piece of shit and I have no remorse for you.

  • Dev De Silva

    Someone needs to shoot these inbred tow truck bastards and their accomplices so that the authorities will take these carjacking seriously and there will be some strict laws enforced against these bastards thereafter!

  • Dev De Silva

    The public must be made aware of what these bastards are doing and let them take the law into their hands to prevent these bastards from carjacking. They could intervene by slashing the tires of the tow trucks.

  • Sam Baker

    How was the car illegal parked? Is that not a valid parking space?
    The definition of kidnapping: Kidnapping is an unlawful act or an instance of taking a person without consent, by force or fraud. It may vary from state to state. The spotter is blocking her from entering her vehicle before it is picked up. Blocking someone from entering their vehicle is a use of force. Believe it or not ( I don’t care) , but I am a police officer with a law degree.

  • Howard Annis

    Just start shooting these assholes in the head and sending them home to their families in a bag 🀣 no one will want to tow shit anymore Ha Ha Ha Ha πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Maenza Creations

    The video clearly shows the car is lifted by the tow truck as she was walking up (maybe from somewhere else not part of the parking lot?). Then she likely gets into the car despite it being hooked up, in an attempt to avoid the tow. Hard to side with the car's owner without knowing all the facts; the video shows the tow truck driver is in the right.

  • 44 Hawk

    Charge the fat acid red and the driver, and the tow company owner with Grand Theft Auto and put their fucking asses in prison in this bullshit will stop! Your only other alternative when somebody that have that size is implying physical Force to stop you from retrieving your automobile is to reasonably assume that it is a forceful robbery, and then somebody gets killed, and where would that leave that fat ass? The law should State as long as the person who owns the car gets there before it's taken. Most States state that if the owner of the vehicle shows up before the car is driven away that they must drop it.

  • skoal22005

    how about pay your bills and read your finance contracts…. Every car contract I've signed gives the lender exclusive access to the vehicle at all times, and the contract also gives the repo terms if behind on payments. Ive never been repo'd because I make sure I pay my obligations.

  • gromulos grom

    In most states a tow truck driver can be arrested for towing the car with someone in it. IF that was the case the woman could very well sue him for "endangerment"

  • raul r

    Fat fucker these guys do that shit in ny too, I'll put a bullet in they heads if they try that shit with me, I don't play that game I'll make your family cry for you when I'm done with your face.

  • Janglenutter

    "Discounted fee". They broke the law. Driver was there before the vehicle was hitched and blocked from entering the video, then they hooked it up and towed it. Like what was the owners justification for what the second video showed?

  • sam knudsen

    i would tell them if they don't drop the car back to the ground, they would be dropped to the ground, lights out fro them

  • ElamCo Inc.

    "Illegal Towing" I was in the towing industry for 33 years. If you are ever done this way please contact me and I know great attorneys that will get you major money. You have 14 days excluding weekends and legal holidays to file a suit in small claims court. And two years to file a civil suit in State district court. Also there is in many cases that I can help you validate collusion and criminal racketeering between the property owners and the towing company. If this can be exposed then you can be the point person for a class action lawsuit worth millions. I owned Eric's Towing in Dallas and Arlington and I was instrumental in many of the laws that are in effect today here in Texas.

  • locke11216

    the apt complex i live in cancelled longhorn towing because residents cars were being towed even when they had current parking permits on the windshield

  • David Thayer

    Of still file a complaint with the state saying that they refused to drop it and tried to block u from getting in vehicle before they had it hooked up

  • Dual Sport Numbskullz

    Take my car and I'll be walking in with a shotgun. I either get the car or you fucking die for auto theft

  • Kam Joe

    if there is one thing i hate about living in USA , it is because of those mother Fs towing companies, I lost 3 cars to them

  • XenonKey

    A retard female cop came into our neighborhood once and towed my sister's car that was right in front of our house. She wouldn't stop the tow truck either as we saw it being pulled into the truck. No notice or anything. Question was why she was in our neighborhood anyway. It's in kind of on an out of the way area. She was looking for trouble. Stupid cop.

  • Anthony Niester

    I'm going to laugh my ass off when these so-called towing companies illegally grab somebody's car and they get shot I'm going to laugh my ass off the owner gave her a reduced fee he illegally towed her car to begin with so how come he's not under charges this s*** is ridiculous

  • Eugene Herrell jr

    Man I think this word has gone mad this make three different issues of tow companies doing this kinda stuff. People like that should not have a business license at all they are supposed to be called before they can tow a vehicle. I used to have a tow truck and I know the laws in that. That kinda messed didn't happen back in the day that is just someone flat being greedy.

  • BirdogEd

    This is still going on TODAY in DFW. These guys are as crooked as the day is long! They damage vehicles in the process. And to top this mess, the property owners / business get a piece of the pie from the towing company !πŸ˜–

  • wolverine fan

    Guy blocking the car from pulling foward so it gets towed needs Good Year tire tracks across his ass.Women should have hit the gas and said she feared for her life.

  • thesarrow10

    If I go take your car from you without a legal reason or the authprity to do so then I am going to prison. If a tow company does it, no big deal

  • William Pomerico

    Its a shame when american workers pull scams for the tow truck companies just to have a job. Most tow truck company are in kahoots with the city and police big scam

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