HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A tow truck driver said he came under fire while attempting to repossess an SUV at a Walmart in Hollywood, Wednesday night.
Hollywood Police responded to the scene of the incident in the parking lot of the retailer, located along the 300 block of South State Road 7, just before 8 p.m.
The tow truck driver, Jason, who works for Heat Recovery, said he was getting ready to repossess a silver Nissan Murano when someone pulled out a gun and fired shots at him.
Jason, who did not wish to show his face on camera, said it was the SUV owner’s boyfriend who pulled the gun. “His hand was shaking, and he had that look in his face like it’s going down,” he said.
“I tried to calm him down, ‘Yo, yo, yo, give me a chance, you know, like I’ll drop the vehicle, don’t worry about it,’” Jason recalled. “It’s not worth it for material stuff. That’s what people need to understand.”
Jason had his cellphone out and and started recording video.
“And then I saw him point the gun straight at me, I ducked down under the vehicle, and that’s when the gunshot went off,” said Jason.
A bullet pierced the back window of the tow truck and came out the windshield.
The tow truck driver was not injured.
The subject fled in an unknown direction.