Caught on Camera: Tow Truck Driver Pulls Parking Sign Switch on Elderly Couple, Steals Car
"We thought our truck had been stolen."
A tow truck driver for All City Towing in Dallas, literally tacked up a ‘no parking’ sign in front of an elderly couples vehicle, proceeded to tow their truck, and then pulled the sign back down later. The couple, in their 80s, was then forced to walk six blocks with groceries in hand, and pay $200 to get their car out of the tow lot. Yes, folks, you read that right, All City Towing in Dallas scammed an elderly couple out of $200.
Rodolfo and Catalina Gaona have been shopping at the same store for years, every week. They were shocked to come out after they were done shopping to find their car missing.
“No car. Nothing. Nada,” said Rodolfo.
They thought it had been stolen.
“When we came out, we looked around and we thought, ‘Oh no, they stole it,'” said Catalina.
What kind of deranged filth does such a thing? Foprtunately the local police are investigating and auto theft is a felony. Someone is going to jail, and if the company was involved, it means conspiracy, which is heavy hitting. Justice shall prevail.
My serious question is how many have they scammed and for how long? You cannot tell me this was the first time and some tow truck driver just happened to decide to try this.
A man who called himself Victor approached us and said told us he is the one who towed the Gaona’s truck. “Victor” would not give us his last name.
“You towed it? You are the one who put up the sign and towed?” we asked.
“I am the one who handles properties and towing signs,” he said.
He claims he was just putting up signs that should have been up in the first place and the Gaona’s were illegally parked.
“Do you make it a habit to post up signs and then tow people’s trucks and cars?” we asked.
“We make it a habit to keep all our signs updated,” he said.
But, when we went back to the grocery store, the sign had been taken down.
“You can’t put up a sign when someone is parked and then just take their vehicle. It has to be clearly posted,” said Mata.
The elderly couple had to walk six blocks home with their groceries and were forced to pay nearly $200 to get their truck back.
“They are in their 80s. They are on a fixed income, and that’s a lot of money out of their pocket. It’s their grocery money, their rent money,” said Mata.
“They robbed us. There was no reason to tow us,” said Gaona.
This is unbelievable!
All City Towing has been in serious trouble before. The company has even had their license suspended for an entire year.
Surveillance camera video clearly shows a tow truck driver nailing a “No Parking” sign on a pole near where the elderly couple was already parked, and then proceeding to tow their vehicle.
“I knew automatically because I am a former prosecutor and I thought, ‘This is a theft. They stole from these people,'” said Attorney Angel Mata.
You know the drill! Angry enough? This towing company needs some calls and social media attention.
Here is the phone number for All City Towing: (214) 637-9010
Here is their Facebook!
Go get em folks! Don’t mess with the elderly!!!