Tow Truck Driver Arrested in Death of SUV Owner’s Death During Repo

There’s doing your job conscientiously and then there’s killing a man just so you can get the job done. One tow truck driver from Houston, Texas, has been arrested for doing the latter.
Tow truck driver got into argument with SUV owner during repo operation, was arrested 4 photos
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Oscar Lee Harrison Jr., 33, was working last week when he went to pick up an SUV owned by 68-year-old Alberto Nduli. As he was getting ready to drive off with the car, Nduli himself came outside his house to try and talk reason to him: he was trying to tell the repo man that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding.

As we all know, the repo man has his orders and even if he wanted to do something in cases like this, he would probably have his hands tied. To put it differently: it wasn’t his job to check if there was a mistake or not; he’d been told to repo the car and that’s what he was doing.

Seeing that he wasn’t listening Nduli jumped on his SUV as it was being towed away. Harrison didn’t stop – in fact, he kept going until he saw Nduli fall off, and then some more. Nduli fell and fatally hit his head on the concrete, and Harrison went to deliver the car.

He would have probably never considered of returning had not the police called to summon him back. He was arrested at the scene and charged with failure to stop and render aid, Click2Houston reports.

“The owner came out and tried to prevent him from taking that vehicle, he jumped on top of it, the wrecker continued down the street,” says Cmdr. Kevin Deese, with the Houston Police Department, of the incident.

“(The tow truck driver) didn’t ensure that this person was going to get the proper aid. He simply took the car and dropped it off, and that’s unacceptable,” prosecutor Sean Teare says.

Nduli worked as a security guard and had 7 children.
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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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