GOSHEN, Ind – A small local towing company had a car stolen and filmed it all.
“I went back over there to shut it down and wait a minute for some of the fence to rest on the road,” company employee Kris Gannon said.
Tuesday morning, Kris says she arrived for work as she always does, settling in and checking the cameras.
“The first thing I did was call Jim, the owner, to let him know what had happened. I called the police to send them, then pulled out the cameras. “said Gannon.
A police report says someone jumped over the fence, started a car on the impound, and drove that car through the same fence.
The owner of the business tells me it’s not the first time they’ve had an incident, but it sure couldn’t come at a worse time.
“It blew my whole day away,” said owner Jim Steele.
Owner telling me it’s been going through his head since the day this happened, knowing his own is responsible for being on the road for work more than usual now.
“We can’t find any employees. I’ve been advertising for most of the year and very rarely do we get someone to even come and apply,” Steele said.
The woes of the pandemic are hitting the business hard, as are many other places and with Jim being the owner for eight years after working with the business for 20 years before, he says it hurts.
“It’s just one of those things you know, I worked hard to start a business, I have a nice respectable lot, a nice fence and someone is going through it in the middle of the night,” Steele said. .
The owner also mentions that the fence repairs are going to cost him thousands of dollars and with low inventory they will wait months.