SAN ANTONIO -- A tow truck employee with Bexar Towing was arrested after San Antonio police said he broke a city ordinance that limits how much towing companies can charge parking violators.
A dispatcher for the company was also arrested.
SAPD said the employee, 65-year old John DeLoach, attempted to charge the driver of an illegally parked vehicle $293, which would violate a city law limiting towing fees to $85.
On Monday, Mark Cannan, an attorney for Bexar Towing, said the arrests were extreme.
He said the fee cap could break the company arguing the $85 cap is outdated and represents the market value almost ten years ago.
"Quite frankly, it's an abuse of power by the city." Cannan said.
KENS 5 also learned Bexar Towing has racked up hundreds of citations for allegedly violating the cap.
Previously, Bexar Towing has challenged the law in court, but a judge upheld the ordinance last month.