Fla. man accused of predatory towing at gay fest

Published On: Aug 06 2014 11:34:05 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 26 2014 06:30:28 PM EDT

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -

Authorities have arrested a man they say illegally towed cars during Orlando's 2014 Gay Days celebration.

WKMG-TV reports the owner of ASAP Towing, Jason Combs, 45, was charged with grand theft, failure to release vehicle, failing to maintain records, failure to post towing contracts, failure to notify the sheriff's office within 30 minutes of a tow and violating an Orange County ordinance.

Deputies said Combs' arrest stems from numerous complaints against ASAP Towing for allegedly illegally towing vehicles from the Westwood Town Center June 5-9, which coincides with Gay Days.

The celebration is hosted at the Doubletree Hilton across the street from the center.

According to the report, patrons would emerge from the businesses at the center and find their vehicles towed. Deputies said Combs appeared to specifically target participants in the Gay Days celebration.

Combs had more than 60 counts filed against him, according to the report. He was questioned Friday afternoon, deputies said.

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