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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

FL Tow Truck Driver Beaten

Here's the 12/16 BradentonHerald.com story:
A tow truck driver told authorities one of his customers hit him over the head with a flashlight after paying for his tow, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

The victim said on Thursday, he towed the vehicle of Jose Rivera-Garcia, 29, to the 5800 block of 15th Street East after he called for help.

After the tow, the driver asked for $80, which he said Rivera-Garcia paid. When the two truck driver turned around, he said Rivera-Garcia hit him over the head with a flashlight and went for the money.

The men fought and the truck driver escaped to call 911. Deputies captured Garcia-River nearby and arrested him on an aggravated battery charge. He was being held in the Manatee County jail without bond.

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