The tow truck driver at a repossession company was charged with stealing a motor vehicle in the City of St. Louis. The young man had no criminal history whatsoever and was simply following his boss’s instructions.
Mr. Muhlenkamp subpoenaed car payment records from the alleged victim’s finance company and quickly discovered that she was in fact several months behind in her payments and, in fact, no crime had ever been committed. Instead, the young man was charged with a felony for simply doing his job. The State, when confronted with the business records and argument, agreed to dismiss the case immediately.
May 21, 2015