Man attempts to tow vehicle from yard, police say
A family reported that a man driving a tow truck attempted to take a vehicle from their yard Monday afternoon.
According to a police report, a woman in the 600 block of South Greenwood Street said she was at her house at about 2:45 p.m. Monday when she heard a loud squealing noise outside her residence. She went outside and saw a red tow truck pulling her 2006 Honda Civic from her driveway. The truck drove away with the car and released it in front of a residence just down the street, she said.
She told police she didn’t go after the man because she thought the vehicle was being repossessed.
The woman’s daughter was driving home at the time and said she saw the “tow truck” parked on the side of the road with the Honda behind it. The driver looked as if he was in a hurry and released the car when she saw him.
She described the driver as an older white man with blonde hair; The truck, she described, was an older red wrecker truck that looked as if it had been sanded down to remove the company name.
A neighbor told police that he saw the older white male who looked like he was in a hurry while hooking up the vehicle. He also noted that there was no company name on the truck, and it looked as if it had been scratched off.
The family contacted their lawyer and finance company who confirmed that the car was not repossessed.
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