9 Investigates: NC towing companies accused of abusing power

CHARLOTTE — You’ve probably seen tow trucks circling the block looking for their next car to hook, but what if you feel like the towing company is in the wrong?

Channel 9′s Madison Carter found that North Carolina is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to protecting drivers from predatory tow truck drivers.

Many towing companies have contracts with apartment complexes or businesses to make sure you’re not parking where you shouldn’t. Carter found that Charlotte does have a towing and booting ordinance meant to protect drivers, but police told us they don’t enforce those protections unless there’s criminal behavior. Our investigation found that even if you feel like that’s the case, you still might be on your own.

Watch Channel 9 at 5 on Thursday as Carter speaks to a local father who came face to face with an armed towing employee.

(SEE: Residents complain about towing company HOA, apartment complex hired)

Madison Carter

Madison Carter, wsoctv.com

Madison is an investigative reporter and anchor for Channel 9.