An Ocala man found himself behind bars recently after tangling with a tow truck driver who was repossessing a vehicle.
A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to a residence in the 14100 block of S.W. 42nd Terrace Rd. and spoke with the owner of the vehicle and the tow truck driver, who were engaged in a verbal altercation. After the deputy got the situation under control, he spoke to both of the men about the situation, a sheriff’s office report states.
While the deputy was speaking to the tow truck driver, 23-year-old Dylan Miguel Martin – who was standing in the front yard of the residence – walked over to the tow truck and engaged the driver in a verbal altercation. A deputy heard Martin tell the tow truck driver, “I will knock your old ass out,” the report says.
The victim told the deputy that was he afraid because of the threat and Martin was then placed under arrest. He was transported to the Marion County Jail and charged with simple assault with intent/threat to do violence. He was released early Tuesday morning on $500 bond and his next court date hasn’t yet been set, jail records show.