Tow Operator Arrested For Taking, Flattening Car

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As if living in South Bend, Indiana hasn't been depressing enough lately, a couple tried to retrieve their 1991 Buick LeSabre from the parking lot of a grocery store only to find that it had been illegally towed away (they had permission to keep the car on the premises). After scouring the area, the owner found out it had been towed by Russell Auto Recycling. Though the company originally denied towing the car, the woman found the car crushed and in a stack of other cars heading for the scrap pile. But justice can't be avoided!


Chris Russell, the owner of the company, was arrested last Friday on one count of auto theft and one count of receiving a stolen vehicle. The car's owner hopes the case goes to trial and Russell gets lots of jail time. For those keeping track:

TOW OPERATORS: 134,000,000

[Indianapolis Star]

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Rob Emslie

Use a tow truck, go to jail.

Why didn't he just plead ignorance like all scofflaws? "I don't know how that car got towed, impounded, flattened and flat-bedded." "This isn't my wrecking yard! These aren't my pants!"

"That's not a Buick, it's a Flattiac."