Charlottesville Tow Truck Driver Facing Assault Charges

A Charlottesville tow truck driver is facing an assault charge after an argument apparently turned physical in the parking lot of a hotel near the University of Virginia corner. Full Story
Bob

Waynesboro, VA

#46 Mar 4, 2013
MazdaMike wrote:
<quoted text>If you leave anything in your car at Drumhellers towing lot those meth-heads will steal it to support their drug habit
LMAO. Instead of Ali Baba and the 40 thieves it should be Ali Baba and the 40 Drumheller meth-heads. These people in Charlottesville don't know crooked tow companies until they have done business with these inbred clowns
fish 100

Charlottesville, VA

#48 Mar 4, 2013
Really- wrote:
I know these people and they are not yuppies, but what would that matter? Who hasn't beeped their horn at someone who was about to back into them? Why on earth would you get out of your vehicle with a weapon, and yes in this case the crow bar was intended as a weapon. Seriously, you cannot pull a weapon, and reach through a window and strike someone and think that something will not happen to you (ie, criminally charged or civil lawsuit filed).
Johnson may have to get off his ass an GET A REAL JOB!!!!!!!!!!
FMJ

Palmyra, VA

#49 Mar 5, 2013
he lucky he didnt catch a bullet in the teeth, some people dont put up with sh* t like that
Dude

Winchester, VA

#50 Mar 5, 2013
tow truck guy wrote:
If only people understood what tow truck drivers go through each and every day if josh swung then the other guy had it comming so go ahead get on here and talk trash ied stand behind him 100%.It would be funny if all the tow trucks went on strike then see what happens to charlottesville.
You made the radio, dude... and they compared you to a chick giving a guy the silent treatment... yeeeaaaaaaahhhhh...
Andrew

Charlottesville, VA

#51 Mar 5, 2013
If someone came at me with a crowbar, they'd be staring down the barrel of my 9mm. Someone can yell at me, cuss me out, that's fine. It's not a threat. A crowbar? Those things can kill.
Serenity Now

Woodbridge, VA

#52 Mar 5, 2013
Yelling stuff? What were you yelling? Noticed you conveniently left that out.....makes me wonder...
Fed Up

Charlottesville, VA

#53 Mar 5, 2013
Not all tow drivers are bad my car would not start a tow driver pulled up jumped my car where no one else would help at no charge YES THIS WAS A COLLIER DRIVER so get get the real story before bashing him
Lisa

Charlottesville, VA

#54 Mar 5, 2013
awweee, I bet he's a great big teddy bear that just
needs some good cuddlin' & luv'in :)
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#55 Mar 5, 2013
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO. Instead of Ali Baba and the 40 thieves it should be Ali Baba and the 40 Drumheller meth-heads. These people in Charlottesville don't know crooked tow companies until they have done business with these inbred clowns
Well, maybe W'boro should adopt the policies of the larger cities up north...as should Cville. These tow truck drivers do not live in a vacuum; maybe in a single wide, but not a vacuum. Find them and deal with them on your own. It's nothing personal; it's just business.

R.I.P.: Philip "Chicken Man" Testa
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#56 Mar 5, 2013
JAMAAL GRAY wrote:
JOSH JOHNSON ISN'T THAT WAY THE PERSON THAT PRINTED THIS ARTICLE ONLY GO PRINT WHAT YOU WANT TO SE JOSH IS NOT A PERSON THAT JUST GO ATTACK SOMEONE IF THEY DID NOT ATTACK HIM FIRST SEEMS LIKE TO ME THEY TOOK A SWING AT HIM AND HE RESPONDED BACK HE GOT THE BEST OF THEM SO THEY PRESSES CHARGES SHOULDN'T START ANYTHING IF YOU NOT GROWN ENOUGH TO FACE'S THE CONSEQUENCES THEN PEOPLE LIKE THEM WANTS TO PRESS CHARGES CAUSE THEY STARTED THE WHOLE THING AND THINGS BACK FIRED ON THEM
Yo Jamaal, you make Jethro Bodeen look like Stephen Hawking.

R.I.P.: Irene Ryan
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

Galax, VA

#57 Mar 5, 2013
Good for him, I hope they do everything thing they can. FROM EXPERIANCE Colliers and their staff are the poorest example of a buisiness and conduct themselves like trash which we all know is best left on the curb!!!!
JimFromTheValley

Harrisonburg, VA

#58 Mar 5, 2013
Oh Charlottesville, what happened to you?
cotaxpayer

Charlottesville, VA

#59 Mar 5, 2013
This same driver cut me off one day a couple of months ago and laughed. I called Colliers and discribed what he had done and they did nothing as well I see. Look who's laughing now.....another black eye for Collier's Towing. They won't comment because they are shameless!
Reading Lessons

Charlottesville, VA

#60 Mar 5, 2013
For all of you that "read" this article, it clearly states that driver one had the the crowbar; Josh is listed as driver two. If you are going to make comments, at least get the facts straight.

Josh is physically capable of squatting a small vehicle! If he wanted to hurt one of these kids ---HE COULD HAVE.
cotaxpayer

Charlottesville, VA

#61 Mar 5, 2013
JAMAAL GRAY wrote:
JOSH JOHNSON ISN'T THAT WAY THE PERSON THAT PRINTED THIS ARTICLE ONLY GO PRINT WHAT YOU WANT TO SE JOSH IS NOT A PERSON THAT JUST GO ATTACK SOMEONE IF THEY DID NOT ATTACK HIM FIRST SEEMS LIKE TO ME THEY TOOK A SWING AT HIM AND HE RESPONDED BACK HE GOT THE BEST OF THEM SO THEY PRESSES CHARGES SHOULDN'T START ANYTHING IF YOU NOT GROWN ENOUGH TO FACE'S THE CONSEQUENCES THEN PEOPLE LIKE THEM WANTS TO PRESS CHARGES CAUSE THEY STARTED THE WHOLE THING AND THINGS BACK FIRED ON THEM
Reguardless, he works for "a company" and he should have responded in a professional manner. After all everyone is a nice guy right? Guilty until proved innocent!
cotaxpayer

Charlottesville, VA

#62 Mar 5, 2013
Richard B Wellington III wrote:
Sounds like some punk kids got embarrassed bc they were running their mouth and got dealt with. You're not allowed to park at Red Roof unless your a guest so they were already getting off light to begin with, should have kept their mouth shut, waited 2 minutes, and then gone on their way. Instead, they acted tough and got snuffed through a car window for their troubles. They're lucky they were in the car and not out of it or someone would be eating through a straw today. Great witness report by the three "victims" too, way to sober up, get your stories straight, and then file a report the next day. Grow up, get a job, keep your mouth shut, or get dealt with, simple as that. Too bad NBC29 and the Daily Progress will only report the charges and arrest, and won't print a thing when it is thrown out of court. American (especially CVille) media at its finest.
"Still unprofessional to act that way respenting a company."
SpiderCat

Charlottesville, VA

#63 Mar 5, 2013
Reading Lessons wrote:
Josh is physically capable of squatting a small vehicle! If he wanted to hurt one of these kids ---HE COULD HAVE.
Maybe he should have squatted the kid instead of punching him in the face then.
cotaxpayer

Charlottesville, VA

#64 Mar 5, 2013
Time for some professional towing companies to step up and shine for a change.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#65 Mar 5, 2013
SpiderCat wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe he should have squatted the kid instead of punching him in the face then.
Actually, he should have grabbed onto the dirtbag's arm as hard as he could and hit the gas, left the scum splattered on the sidewalk. But's that's just me, you know?

R.I.P.: Kristen Pfaff
CVA

Lyndhurst, VA

#66 Mar 5, 2013
All the tow companies in cville can take a long drive of a short pier.

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