FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A tow truck driver is lucky to be alive after he was shot at while repossessing a luxury car in Southwest Ranches early Thursday morning.
The driver, who did not wish to be identified, said he had just finished hooking a Mercedes-Benz 350 up to his rig when he was confronted by two men with guns who told him he couldn’t take the car. One of the men is believed to be the car’s owner.
He said he jumped in his truck to leave and that’s when they started shooting. The bullets peppered his truck and the car, shattering the truck’s back window. One round lodged in the driver’s side headrest, it was stopped by a metal plate.
“The moment I jumped in the truck and I took off, that’s when I heard the shots. I felt one go behind my neck, I could feel the heat of the bullet,” said the driver who did not wish to be identified.
The driver, who was not hit, called for help and was met by Davie police on SW 188th Avenue just north of Sheridan Street.
Davie police have not said if it was the owner of the car who fired the shots. No arrest has been made.