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Man shoots at tow truck driver in Wilton Manors

On December 21, 2009, at 1a.m. Wilton Manors Police Officers responded to three calls of shots fired in the 2300 block of NW 9 Terrace. The suspect’s car alarm went off, and the owner retrieved a .45 caliber semi-auto handgun from inside his home and went outside to investigate. He found a tow truck removing his 1995 Chevy car from the parking space. He fired at least seven rounds at the tow truck, five of which struck the tow truck as it was driving away.

It was determined that the tow truck was a hired repossession company (Dedicated Repo) that had an order to remove the vehicle from the property. There were three employees of the repo company inside the truck at the time, and two of the bullets entered the passenger compartment of the tow truck. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Thomas C. James was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon. He gave a full confession stating that he believed they were stealing his car. A .45 caliber handgun was recovered inside the suspect’s home.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Dec 21 2009. Filed under Broward County, Crime, Local news, wilton manors. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Man shoots at tow truck driver in Wilton Manors”

  1. Valerie Parkhurst

    A couple of years ago, a car theft ring out of Dade was in Broward stealing every car they could find..and using a tow truck to do it..but before a person goes to protect their property they indeed should make sure they have made their payments..


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