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BMW owner responsible for $12,000 damage after tow lot vandalism


Absolute Towing was vandalized over the weekend, and the cost of the damage is reported to be $15,000. 

Twelve thousand dollars of that damage is Mitchell Scott's BMW, and he says the towing company said he is responsible for the damage. His car was towed after he was pulled over for expired tags on his BMW.

Mitchell Scott spoke to News Channel 25's Markeya Thomas about the condition in which he found his vehicle.

"All the windows was busted out. They used a jack, and used coil from a car thrown into the window," said Scott. "Big cement blocks thrown into the windshield. They did a lot of body damage."

Scott says not only did Absolute Towing tell him he was responsible for the vehicle damage, but also for replacing his keys that were missing out of the lock box. 

"They had the keys in the yard, unattended, in like a lock box, just in the yard so… I can't get my keys out, so where is my key? You're not going to replace that? He said no I have to go to the BMW dealer and pay for it myself," explained Scott.

Scott bought the car less than a month ago, and is shocked that his car is ruined.

Detectives refuse to let him retrieve his vehicle because the incident is under investigation. Recently, he received a statement from the towing company saying he owes $200, although he came to retrieve the car within their three-day policy.  

News Channel 25 spoke to both to Copperas Cove Police Department and Absolute Towing, and they were unable to comment since this case is still under investigation.

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