NEW PORT RICHEY - Evidently, Jerry Lee Robinson couldn't bear to watch his vehicles being repossessed, or so say Pasco deputies.
So he ran out of his Seven Springs home, hopped into the running tow truck as workers attempted to load his 2008 BMW, and drove away with his 1996 Nissan van already in tow, according to a sheriff's office report.
Deputies found the van still attached to the tow truck a few blocks away from Robinson's home. A few minutes later, Robinson was walking eastbound on Putman Circle from Mexicali Street. Witnessed told deputies he was the man who stole the tow truck. As Robinson approached, he yelled at the employees of Seven-X Enterprises about repossessing his van.
He said he was current with payments on both vehicles.
Robinson, according to reports, denied stealing the tow truck. He said he saw it with his van attached a few blocks away from his home but he didn't take it, according to reports.
Robinson, 49, of 7945 Putnam Circle, is being held at the Land O' Lakes Jail on a charge of grand theft auto. Bail is set at $5,000.
He had been out on bail on a previous domestic violence charge but a bond company revoked his bond on that charge. Bail on that charge is set at $2,500.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
FL Man Takes Tow Truck Repo'ing His Vehicle
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