Virginia tow truck driver is arrested after repossessing a vehicle with a woman, two kids and a dog inside before ‘hitting the returning male driver with his truck and punching him in the face through the window’
- The vehicle was parked in a lot in Woodbridge, Virginia, with occupants inside
- Tow truck driver Mohaned Zyoud reportedly fled scene after violence broke out
- Cops found Zyoud and arrested him for assault and battery and other charges
A Virginia tow truck driver was arrested after he allegedly struck a vehicle’s returning male driver with his truck and punched him in the face through the window after trying to repossess a vehicle that was occupied by a woman, two kids and a dog.
No injuries were reported, according to the police.
But the failed repo attempt by Mohaned Zyoud, 23, of Woodbridge, Virginia, on July 18 got him charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault and battery, and misdemeanor hit and run, according to the Prince William County Virginia Police.
Mohaned Zyoud, 23, of Woodbridge, Virginia, was charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery, and misdemeanor hit & run, according to the Prince William County Virginia Police.
Zyoud, according to a police account obtained by the Daily Mail, spotted the vehicle in a parking lot in the 15,600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge sometime before 9 p.m.
He began hooking up the vehicle to repossess it, despite the three occupants inside, police said.
The vehicle’s 25-year-old driver, who was at a nearby business, saw what was happening and came over and stood in front of Zyoud’s truck. The truck then struck the driver, but did not injure him, police said.
The driver then tried to open the driver’s side door and was allegedly punched in the face by Zyoud, according to the police account. He then unhooked the vehicle and fled the scene.
Police said they found Zyoud a short while later and arrested him after their initial investigation.
He was held on a $20,000 bond and later released on his own recognizance, said a police spokeswoman.
‘It’s all a huge misunderstanding,’ a man identifying himself only as the manager of A&A Towing and Recovery, which employs Zyoud, said when reached by the Daily Mail by phone on Wednesday.
Zyoud, according to a police account obtained by the Daily Mail, spotted the vehicle in a parking lot in the 15,600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge sometime before 9 p.m. on July 18
A man identifying himself as the manager of A&A Towing and Recovery, which employs Zyoud, called the botched repo ‘a huge misunderstanding’ and disputed that there was anyone in the vehicle that was being towed.
The manager claimed there were no occupants in the vehicle and that police were lied to about what happened at the botched towing incident. Zyoud would be exonerated, the manager said.
The dispute remained under investigation and all comments were referred by police to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Paul Ebert, the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Prince William County, did not immediately return a call from the Daily Mail.