Radio Host Claims Assault at Tow Shop

By: , Tow Squad News.       Published on:       Subscribe in a reader


Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, string given in /home/agencyha/domains/towsquad.net/wp-content/plugins/facebook-button-plugin/facebook-button-plugin.php on line 294

Vehicle Owner Described As Violent, Irate

 

NEW ORLEANS  I A local radio host in Louisiana is claiming he was suddenly attacked at an area tow shop last week when he arrived to collect his car.  According to other sources, however, the man was nearly hysterical with rage before he arrived, leading some to believe he provoked the response.

It all began at a New Orleans neighborhood laundromat, where the owner strictly enforces customer-only parking. Such was the case Thursday when WBOK radio host Vernel Trainor parked there to visit another nearby business.  

When he returned to find his vehicle being hooked up, he reportedly became irate to anyone who would listen.  With Trainor unable to pay the drop fee, the vehicle was removed.

Trainor hosts the weekend show ‘Voices of Our Generation’ on WBOK, an AM talk radio station in New Orleans.

Interviewed by WWLTV-News, he displayed bruises and a bandaged broken nose. He says he was attacked when he arrived at the shop to collect his car. Trainor claims the assault involved four employees and was unprovoked.

At Mid City Automotive & Towing, they tell a different version.  According to them, Trainor arrived at their location ready to fight.  The owner immediately instructed him to leave, at which point he entered an employee-only area, the yard. That’s when he encountered driver Phillip Spencer.

“The guy came into the yard, I’m like ‘Sir, you got to leave the yard.’” Spencer said.  “He hit me in my face, and I hit him back.”

“He got beat up,” Spencer continues.  “That’s just what it was, you know. I defended myself.”

The owner also says that only one employee fought with Trainor, not the four he claimed.

Paramedics arrived to assist Trainor, who was transported to the Tulane University emergency room with non-life threatening injuries.

Trainor contacted police, insisting on arrests. The staff at Mid City points the finger of blame squarely at Trainor, saying he used racial slurs, profanity and made immediate threats as soon as arriving on site.  They described his demeanor as “violent.”

The laundromat owner backs up this claim, saying she had to call police to her site after Trainor became aggressively irate immediately following the tow.

Trainor told local media he was also unhappy with police response, saying “When the NOPD officer arrived, she treated me as if I was the one who did the assault.”

According to police, they were initially unable to take a complete statement from Trainor at the time, describing him as “hostile and irate.”

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the matter.

__________________________________________

Want to share your own story?
Contact Us
or call 888-603-2599.

This towing news story is brought to you by Tow Squad Towing News

  • distraction

    Like texting-while-driving, on-board computer systems can represent a dangerous distraction from the road.

  • Video of Tower Outburst Goes Viral

    The widespread use of camera phones can inflate a single incident, and unfairly paint the reputation of an entire business.

  • stlouspfd

    An annual gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in St. Louis ensnared local police this week, resulting ultimately in two deaths, dozens of arrests and nearly ninety bikes towed.

  • tow2

    Tow owner in Penn. is suing local police chief, claiming his company has been denied tow work despite contract

  • towwing

    Towing companies could be facing new local guidelines from OH Supreme Court decision…

View All Suggest event/story

3 Responses to Radio Host Claims Assault at Tow Shop

  1. Ray C says:

    I would hate for word of something like this to get out about my company

  2. Elizabeth Ayers says:

    I think if the customer showed up that angry they should have contacted the local authorities to handle it

  3. Jon Vallewary says:

    lol.. that driver look shady

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Cash Calls

CALLS = CA$H

Learn how our call center can earn you extra business and improve your ROI. Get calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Industry Advisor

Industry Advisor

Looking to expand your business but don't know where to start? TOW SQUAD can help.

 
 
24/7 Immediate Response Towing & Roadside Assistance Call 855-869-7823!
Array
(
)

Array
(
)
::