If there’s any vehicle that might have a chance at breaking free from a massive Ford F-450 tow truck, it’s a Power Stroke diesel-powered Ford F-250. Watch this huge Super Duty yank the tow truck’s front end sky high as the former’s driver attempts to free his apparently repossessed truck.
Car repossessions are major bummers, and they happen all too often in a climate where auto dealerships prey on the financially vulnerable. Despite this, I think the guy in the video below is probably making a bad situation worse.
I don’t know exactly what went down, but based on a short call to Specialized towing—the company whose logo is shown in the video—I learned that this happened last Thursday in Homestead, Florida, not far from Miami. According to a representative from the company, the tow truck driver picked up this white Ford Super Duty as part of a repossession.
After the vehicle was loaded up and driven away, the owner allegedly caught up with the tow truck at an intersection, and hopped in. He then reportedly told the tow truck driver he needed to grab some personal items, before firing up that Power Stroke diesel and putting the truck into gear:
As shown above, the white work truck puts up a hell of a fight, smoking up its front tires, driving partially off the lift, and yanking the tow truck’s nose high off the ground.
The “L-arms” at the end of the tow truck’s wheel lift, though, appear to get caught in the truck’s suspension and in the wheel wells, doing a number on the bedsides, and preventing the vehicle from escaping. But more than the lift getting caught on the body, the tow truck company rep told me, it was a safety chain hooked to the white truck that kept it from breaking loose.
According to the employee, the tow truck also sustained some damage, and Miami Dade police ended up arresting the white truck’s owner.
While the video of a giant, torquey truck using every bit of capability it has to desperately try to break free from a tow truck’s firm grip is interesting, it is unfortunately a product of a sad situation made significantly worse.