Video: Tow truck driver takes man’s car on joy ride

Towing company said the guy was a contract driver

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(KTRK/CNN) – A motorcycle accident left Brian Montgomery in a wheelchair, but he still loves a fast car. His Nissan GT-R is his baby.

He had the Nissan towed to a dealership on Sunday to get the transmission checked, but it didn’t get there until Monday afternoon. “This is somebody who’s getting paid to do a job, and they didn’t do their job.”

Brian checked his dashcam on Tuesday after he noticed a few things missing when he picked the car up. “He unloaded the car at his house, his actual residence, took it around the block spinning the tires. Then calling his buddies up, ‘you got to come see this, come drive it.’”

Brian He called Pearland and Houston police, and then he posted the video online. “The tow truck company called me today apologizing. They wanted me to take the videos down. They wanted me to drop charges.”

We called the guy from Royal Towing who called Brian. He told us it was a contract driver who doesn’t work for them, and that it’s not their responsibility. I asked whose responsibility it was, he refused to answer.

So we went to the address listed for Royal Towing. The man inside claims it’s the wrong address, but that Royal brings their trucks here to get fixed. “It’s like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” for him where the guys go on a joy ride in the Ferrari. It was a bad call.”

Pearland police say they’re still trying to verify the driver’s identity. Once they identify him, it’s on to the Brazoria County DA’s office for charges.

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