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.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
FL Tow Truck Driver Beaten
Here's the 12/16 BradentonHerald.com story:
Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes at 2:22 PM