The towing scam that happened over a three day period at a Whataburger located in Austin, Texas during the South by Southwest Music Festival that involved Central Towing Inc, TDLR License No. 05672220C, has resulted in a felony arrest warrant being issued today for its company President, Donald Creamer. (D1DC-09301068)
The President of the Austin Towing Association, Reid Courtney, told me recently in a telephone call, that Central was not a member of their organization, yet the Creamers, Donald and Catherine attend association meetings. Regardless, Central Towing is listed within the Austin Towing Association website.
This criminal conduct by Central Towing's owners, employees, spotters and drivers are no different than their counterparts, who operate a very unscrupulous business. Their day is coming, when they also will have an arrest warrant with their name on it.
Towing companies who prey on consumers and operate outside the law will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in Austin, Texas.
It's always wise to call 311 or 512-974-5000 and file an offense report for an illegal tow, if towed from a parking facility within the city limits of Austin, because of ongoing criminal activity by select towing companies.
The Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation is aware of this warrant being issued and the actions of this company should result in sanctions and fines. I know the Texas Attorney General is further pursuing action against Central's owners for a previous towing company that was shutdown.