Watch South Carolina motorist ‘bite’ tow truck driver as SUV is picked up
Enraged motorist ‘bites’ tow truck driver and smashes windows as his precious SUV is taken for repossession
A motorist has been charged with savagely biting a salvage man after arriving home to tow his vehicle for repossession.
Lakeisha Smith, 29, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, got angry Sunday night when Scott Fowler picked up his precious Cadillac Escalade, with part of the event filmed.
Cell phone footage shows her attempting to lower the luxury SUV from the tow truck before handily smashing all the windows with a tire iron.
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At war: Motorist Lakeisha Smith, 29, (right) has been charged with savagely biting salvage man Scott Fowler (left) after arriving home to tow his vehicle for repossession
She then begins to throw the contents of the car, including the papers stuffed in the seat compartments, on the floor.
However, the moment she allegedly bit tow truck driver Scott Fowler is not seen.
He said ABC News arrived at Ms Smith’s home at around 8 p.m., found the vehicle he had been ordered to retrieve by Auto Money Title Loans and charged it.
But as soon as he started securing him on his truck, Ms Smith ran out of her house and tried to stop him.
Anger: Ms Smith, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, got angry Sunday night when Mr Fowler came to pick up his precious Cadillac Escalade, with part of the event filmed.
Go for it: Cell phone footage shows her trying to get the luxury SUV out of the tow truck before hand-smashing all the windows with an iron.
Cause a scene: she then begins to throw the contents of the car, including the stuffed papers in the seat compartments, on the floor
Cause damage: However, the moment she allegedly bit tow truck driver Scott Fowler is not seen
He eventually managed to escape the scene with the wrecked car in tow.
In court Tuesday, Ms Smith was charged with third-degree assault and bodily harm for biting Mr Fowler.
However, she was released with a personal commitment of $ 2,100, as the judge ruled that she did not pose a flight risk.
Mr Fowler, who still has the vehicle, told ABC News he used to people ‘get mad’ and utter profanity, but Ms Smith was one of the worst clients he had ever had. case.
Shiny and new: here the SUV is seen before being attacked by Mrs. Smith
After: Mr. Scott finally managed to escape the scene with the wrecked car in tow
Big repair job: but the motor is pretty much worthless now as these pictures show
“ It’s definitely an experience, it’s not something I see every day and I don’t want to see it every day, so it’s pretty scary, ” he said.
Indeed, an eyewitness deemed the spectacle “terrifying” and “insane”.
The auto title lender is now considering seeking civil damages against Ms Smith.
He told ABC News that this is not the first time that she has had an altercation during a repossession and that two similar scenes began in 2011 and 2012.