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Sunday 21 September 2014

Whoops! Bungled bid to tow cop car

Published 11/07/2014 | 06:33

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Police in the US mounted an inquiry into reports that a towing business was operating without the required certificate

Police in the US have arrested the owner of a company called Whoops Towing as he tried to haul off an undercover vehicle.

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Oregon State Police say they had received reports that a towing business operating without the required certificate was posting its own impoundment warning signs in car parks and using a spotter to generate tows.

Police say they parked the unmarked vehicle as part of the investigation, and 35-year-old Michael Alan Selmer of Falls City showed up in the tow truck.

They arrested him on charges of failure to register as a sex offender and violating parole terms.

The towing investigation is being reviewed by Marion County prosecutors.

A call to Whoops Towing went unanswered, and it is unclear if Selmer has a lawyer.

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