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May 28, 2004

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Here's a tow-truck driver who gets the job done no matter what.

(Thanks to Steve)

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Now that's dedication!

Her car was being reposessed, I assume?

So all I have to do to keep my car from ever being towed is hang onto the door? Good to know...

She's lucky she didn't wind up being a speed bump

with that kind of agility, she has a future as a garbage collector*.

* although there is a PC title for garbage collector, I cannot think of it at this time.

Refuse relocation technician

I hate stories like this. Incomplete! Did the biatch get her BMW back? I hope not, people with beamers that can't pay their bills piss me off. Dude should have just opened his door and grazed some hedges.

Gee, whenever that happens to me I just drive the side of my car right along a hedge or bushes and that usually get's rid of whomever's hanging on pretty quickly. Thorned plants are particularly effective.

Of course I've found opening my door into the thorny hedge as I'm driving by is absolutely failproof in getting rid of people.

I thought that was pretty much common knowledge these days!

BMX3 - Great minds...

To Do List:
1) Watch Action Jackson
2) Protect Beamer

I read this yesterday. Yes, she did get the car back and the tow guy got arrested. Seems he had no business towing her in the first place. She had no tickets, he was just towing people parked in the supermarket lot and had decided -- incorrectly, it seems -- that she was there too long. Or maybe he just needed the money for bail for the guy trying to break his doggie out of the death pound. Anyway, she got the Beemer back and he got the cuffs.

At the very least he could have smashed her against the side of a few SUVs in the parking lot.

Seems like it would be very hard being a tow truck drived and trying to resist the urge to "pick up" a few nice cars "on accident." Good thing she caught him in time.

Seems like it would be very hard being a tow truck driver and trying to resist the urge to "pick up" a few nice cars "on accident." Good thing she caught him in time.

In that case the tow truck driver is an asshat. I had Tow truck driver try and do that to me once. I had a new truck and was taking up two spaces about 600 yards from the store, there wasn't a car within 50 ft of me and he said I was parked illegally. Fortunately I got there before he hooked up, and since I out weighed him by about 50 pounds and had about 6 inches on him, he decided to go tow the car parked in the handicapped parking instead.

apologies

andygirl,

you can say that again.

BMX3: that was the problem this time. He was a big guy and she was a small woman. And while she was hanging on she dialed 911 and the guy had the balls to disconnect her call! But they spotted him driving with her hanging off the truck and pulled him over. (At least that's the way the fuller story was written. Let me see if I can find the link.)

Here you go: tow rage

Really! He should have jumped on the tow truck instead of her! What's happened to chivarly?

Just goes to show you what lengths BMW drivers will go to to feed their sense of entitlement. Ticketed for over 3 hours in a 75 minute zone- how dare someone try to tow me? He only drove 30 mph and she save $164. Not a bad deal!

other jt, I think the article says that she was there for 75 minutes and they wrongfully ticketed her for being there for 3 hours. I think. Maybe not?

Anybody know the difference between a Porcupine ans a BMW?

Anybody know the difference between a Porcupine and a BMW?

Geez, not quick enough with the porcupine reference!

Wow, you guys are fast.

I don't know what you all think is so funny about this story. It is very sad to have your car towed away.

I agree with you X. This is tragic indeed.

X and Y,

I once had my car towed away and it made me feel really powerless and just compounded my problems. I hope that when this lady got her car back.

When I went to the article, there was an ad next to it with a guy hugging a car - thought it was a picture to go with the article at first.

That's a good pic for the site. It also worked for the article where the rhino was humping a car.

X,Y,Z,lmnop: get off the Prozac. It makes you more cuckoo than when you started.

BMX3 and Jeff - Excellent points, Dudes.
Tow truck drivers are among the lowest of professions, about par with lawyers. This guy deserved to be ticketed. And I'm glad the lady did not get hurt.

That is all.

Did anyone else have the accompanying ad of some guy hugging a car? I thought it was a photo for the story at first...

MOTW:
Why the gratuitous lawyer bashing? Fail the February bar exam? While I'll admit some lawyers are scum, most of the ones I know are good people who donate alot of time to their communities.

I don't know any tow truck drivers so the jury is out on them, so to speak.

Lincoln Park Pirates (by Steve Goodman)

The streetlamps are on in Chicago tonight,
And lovers a'gazin' at stars;
The stores are all closin', and Daley is dozin',
And the fat man is counting the cars...
And there's more cars than places to put 'em, he says,
But I've got room for them all;
So 'round 'em up boys, 'cause I want some more toys,
In the lot by the grocery store...


Chours;
To me, way, hey, tow them away,
The Lincoln Park Pirates are we,
From Wilmette to Gary, there's nothin' so hairy
And we always collect our fee!
So it's way, hey, tow 'em away,
We plunder the streets of your town,
Be it Edsel or Chevy, there's no car too heavy,
And no one can make us shut down.


We break into cars when we gotta,
With hammer and pickaxe and saw;
And they said this garage had no license;
But little care I for the law!
Our drivers are friendly and courteous;
Their good manners you always will get;
'Cause they all are recent graduates
Of the charm school in Joliet.

Chours;

And when all the cars are collected,
And all of their fenders are ruined,
Then I'll tow all the boats in Belmont Harbor
To the Lincoln Park Lagoon;
And when I've collected the ransom,
And sunk all the ones that won't yield;
I'll tow all the planes that are blocking the runways
At Midway, O'Hare, and Meigs Field!

To me, way, hey, tow them away,
The Lincoln Park Pirates are we,
From Wilmette to Gary, there's nothin' so hairy
And we always collect our fee!
So it's way, hey, tow 'em away,
Now citizens, gather around,
And I think it's enough, let's call his bluff,
Let's throw the bum out of town!

"BMX3 and Jeff - Excellent points, Dudes.
Tow truck drivers are among the lowest of professions, about par with lawyers."

Except for like that Triple A guy, he rocks! Thanks for the gas man, you rule! Seriously, your nothing like a lawyer or anything.

Law is the most hated profession on the planet, dude; get used to it.

Wilson's tow company pals scoffed at the charges, saying no sane person would go to such lengths to save a few bucks.
"She must've been wacky," one tow jockey said. "Why'd she hang on like that?"

The driver so named a tow jockey
Is full of the substance horse hockey.
He called Amy nuts
For trying to save bucks
Wilson gave her a ride quick rocky.

The rogue disconnected her help call,
Drove recklessly to make her fall.
But she wouldn’t let go,
Let her Beemer get towed.
So Goliath is felled by Li small.

If someone was trying to illegally tow my lovely 93 Geo Storm, you'd see me in the background cheering them on.

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