Authorities say 20-year-old Elizabeth Allen was parked illegally at a Portland apartment complex Tuesday. When a tow truck driver arrived and tried to remove her car, a large crowd gathered.
The driver offered to release the car for $150 and Allen allegedly threatened to set his truck on fire.
The driver then apparently locked himself in the cab of his truck and called 9-1-1. That's when the fire was started. The driver exited the cab and extinguished the fire. Nobody was hurt in the incident.
Allen now faces arson and criminal mischief charges. Her court date is Thursday. Her bond is set at $225,000.
Monday, September 22, 2008
OR Woman Fights Tow With Fire
Yikes! Here's the 1190 KEX News Radio story:
Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes at 2:05 PM