A Colorado man whose car got hauled away is under arrest after he allegedly pulled a gun and threatened a tow truck driver’s life.
Just before 5 a.m. June 7, the driver was leaving a tow yard in Adams County when Allen Davies drove up in a vehicle and cut his truck off, the Boulder Daily Camera reported, citing an arrest affidavit.
Davies then yelled at the driver before approaching the tow truck. According to the affidavit, Davies went to the driver’s side of the vehicle and put a handgun to the driver’s neck through an open window.
The driver “remembers the male yelling at him that he was going to pull the trigger and kill him if he did not give back his vehicle,” the affidavit states.
When a call came in from another tow truck driver, Davies attempted to grab at the phone. The driver then used his elbow to pin Davies’ neck and his knee to push the gun against the truck’s door.
Davies allegedly unsuccessfully tried to pull the gun’s trigger before the driver hit the gas and began swerving the truck in order to knock the suspect off the vehicle.
Davies fell after the truck jumped a curb and smashed into a sign. He then squeezed off two shots at the driver, jumped in his car and took off, the affidavit states.
The tow truck driver attempted to follow Davies but had to stop after his truck began to break down.
The affidavit states that earlier in the evening, Davies allegedly phoned in a threat to shoot drivers at the tow truck yard after his 1996 Chevrolet Blazer was towed.
Davies, who the driver picked out of a photo lineup, faces charges of first-degree attempted murder after deliberation and felony menacing. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 11.