BELLEFOUNTAINE NEIGHBORS, MO (KPLR) – A Glasgow Village man feels like he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. He says his truck broke down on the side of I-270 and was towed before he could fix it. Missouri law allows stranded vehicles to be towed if they’ve been left on the side of an interstate for more than 10 hours.
“I think it’s a bunch of crap,” said Amandos Leonard.
Leonard says his welding tools were inside the truck. He says without those tools, he can’t earn enough money to get his vehicle back. He also says he left a note on his vehicle indicating he was trying to repair it.
“That ain’t nothing but a white collar robbery because I work hard for my tools,” said Leonard.
“I work hard for my money.”
Area police departments tell us vehicles left on the side of an interstate are towed for two main reasons. They say one reason is safety. A stranded vehicle could cause an accident. A second reason is protection. They say stranded cars are targeted for a break-in or theft, and that can end up costing more
Leonard is facing an extra $27 a day storage fee until he can come up with the money to get back his truck. He says losing his truck is a possibility because without his welding tools, he has no idea how he’ll earn enough money pay the fees.