Tow Truck Driver Pepper Sprayed a Baby, Arrested For Bribery

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Ronald Tyler (Broward Sheriff's Office)
Tow truck driver Ronald Tyler lets nothing get in his way when it comes to towing illegally parked cars throughout Fort Lauderdale.

Impossibly parked cars. Angry car owners. Babies.


Tyler ran into one such baby when he tried to tow the one-year-old's dad's car. So he pepper sprayed the baby.


According to a Broward Sheriff's Office report, Tyler, 22, who works for Carmel Towing, showed up to a party in the Olive Glen Community complex in Pompano Beach on Sunday evening where a bunch of cars had been parked illegally.

Tyler began to load one of the illegally parked cars onto his truck when the car's owner came out of the party with his wife and one-year old child.

The man began to plead with Tyler to give him a break and not take his car.

But Ronald Tyler is a tow truck driver with none mercy to give!

And by that we mean he allegedly pulled out a giant-ass pepper spray can and doused it on the man, the woman and, of course, that menacing baby.

According to the report, Tyler used a "Police Magnum OC-17" pepper spray can to take down the family of three that had so callously parked their car in a spot that was probably not marked "visitor."

When the cops arrived, Tyler continued to exercise his good judgement, and tried to bribe the officer who showed up to investigate the ruckus. He allegedly offered several bribes to the deputy before being hauled off on battery charges.

According to the report, Tyler offered the cop the name of a drug dealer he knew, and all the cash in his wallet, in exchange for his freedom.

Tyler told the Sun-Sentinel that he did no such thing.

Tyler also says that he was accosted by the driver of the car he was attempting to tow.

According to the tow truck driver, the man accused him of breaking his rear bumper and took a swing at Tyler. He also claims to have heard gun shots.

That's when he pulled out his Commando-style pepper spray and began firing.

Self defense was the name of Tyler's game. Babies and women were merely collateral damage.

Tyler claims he never saw the mother and child. He was arrested on charges that include bribery and three counts of battery.

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frankd4 topcommenter

see the ownership of CARMEL TOWING and connect the dots to ALL COUNTY TOWING and other massively offensive operators ALL tied to a single greedy black hand

WHAT THE localities don't see is this activity dampens downtown activity and drives away anyone concerned about where to PARK on occassional celebratory events

IT IS WHAT KILLED downtown HOLLYWOOD which has never ever recovered AND also KILLED RIVERWALK and WILL eventually KILL all downtown FT LAUDERDALE

IT HAS THE potential to KILL SAWGRASS MILLS MALL until the city of sunrise saw their GOLDEN GOOSE being strangled and enacted prohibitions against offending TOW operators who hire drugged-out desperate TOW TRUCK DRIVERs who go about like savages in a cut-throat business

frankd4 topcommenter

well i guess it's back to "DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT"  for this clown

frankd4 topcommenter

okay here is the deal........these TOW TRUCK DRIVERs must meet a quota both to keep their J O B s and support their drug habit and are wacked out from the start and most wash-out either on their driving priviledges eventually being suspended or they simply wig-out on drugs

once a SPOTTER, who in this instance was someone ON THE PROPERTY who gets paid per tow, calls IN the violating vehicle to a central TOW DISPATCHer it is a RACE for ALL TOW TRUCK DRIVERs to get "the sale" = winner take all

so basically a neighborhood RAT exposes a friend (YES you could have a party and call in to have all your friends towed away at $124 each !) and the TOW operators jump into action

some years ago even 200 cars were towed from a CHURCH while patrons were attending an EASTER SUNDAY service and on BLACK FRIDAY (the shopping day after thanksgiving) another 200 cars were towed from the SAWGRASS MILLS MALL in an evening operation

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