The Knckelehead of the Day award
Today's winner is King's Wrecker Service. They get the award for the following.
FORT PIERCE — Three former tow truck drivers went to jail Friday, accused of selling more than 100 towed cars as their own.This towing service is in the news regularly. King's is little more than a extortionist preying on the public. I have no idea why they're still in business, because its rarely more than a month or two without the company being in the local news.
The men at King's Wrecker Service - one of whom was charged with grand theft auto in April - didn't bother doing so, he said.
Gerold Allen, a 39-year-old Fort Pierce man, sold more than 50 cars, Russell said. Shawn McCarty, a 26-year-old Loxahatchee man, allegedly sold nearly 30.
And Diego Amarante, a 26-year-old West Palm Beach man, sold more than 20, Russell said.
Each was charged with falsifying certification of title affidavits.
McCarty, a manager at King's, was arrested in April on grand theft auto charges after he allegedly towed a woman's car from outside her home. The woman said she had a flat tire, but McCarty reportedly told officers the car was "inoperable" and that he would not return it.
That arrest at Windsong Mobile Home Park came after deputies warned McCarty about illegally towing cars from driveways, reports said. Russell said some of the falsified titles came from the same neighborhood.
"They got a lot of cars out of that trailer park," he said.
Russell said he and other investigators found out about the false titles by looking at King's records.
Allen remained at the St. Lucie County jail with bail set at $171,500. McCarty and Amarante were released on bond Friday.
For their latest acts of auto thievery, King's Wrecker Service is today's Knucklehead of the day.
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