Friday, July 25, 2014

Kansas City Tow Truck Tragedy



We don't usually do consumer reports around this dump of a blog but a recent local story reminds us that two truck driving is probably the only profession in Kansas City more despised than the disciplines of politics or journalism:

KSHB: Tow company tows car and totals it

This isn't an uncommon story for a (barely regulated) industry based on expensive ransom for minor infractions . . . In fairness, these guys also help out a great many people when friends and relatives all drive economy cars that couldn't pull toy wagon. More in a bit . . .

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Check out the car owner on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

The deals between towing businesses and city governments all over the country amount to a mafia extortion operation. it's likely to get increasingly confrontational and violent, now that every Tom, Dick and Harry in (backward) red states is running around with a loaded gun in his pocket. Expect to see legislation allowing tow-truck drivers to carry automatic weapons for their own protection.

Anonymous said...

Sly regulates the heck out of taxi cab companies, but it appears tow companies have little or no regulation. What a shame.

Anonymous said...

Check out the horrid cow at the towing company.

Anonymous said...

There is a KCMO tow ordinance that is supposedly enforced by Regulated Industries department but they rarely do their job.

Anonymous said...

Tow service is the Wild West in local business. If you can get ONE tow per day, you can make a good living.

Anonymous said...

Pendergast is alive and well

Anonymous said...

The tow company operates out of either Parkville or unincorporated Platte County, not Kansas City. Why are they towing cars for KCMO.

Anonymous said...

mother fucker was hooking up my car in a disputed parking zone. I hit that fucking meth head with a bat an knocked his shit OUT! unhooked my car and drove away. FUCK HIM.

Anonymous said...

I hate this kind of stuff.

Anonymous said...

That's why tow companies are bonded, folks.

Anonymous said...

The hole Fuck'en city of Kansas City is nothing more then organized crime. The FBI came down on the mafia for doing the same shit Kansas City government is doing. Hell that if the FBI did open an investigation on the corrupt city, I don't think they would have enough agents. The shit that is going on is one reason the state took over KCMO.