Arrested Pennsylvania Man Takes Pickup from Impound Yard

Mar 19th, 2011 | By | Category: National News, Pennsylvania

Police say an Easton, Pa. man went to a Nazareth towing company and stole his impounded car, damaging other vehicles in the process. According to news reports, Brett Kline, 18, was arrested March 6 after being pulled over by police at approximately 2:36 a.m. Kline allegedly failed sobriety tests, and was taken to a DUI center in Easton.

Six hours later, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Kline spoke to an employee at LaBarre Towing where his car was stored. Kline then went to the towing company and used a spare key to enter his pickup, which was blocked in by other vehicles. Kline then allegedly drove the vehicle out of the lot, damaging other vehicles in the process.

Police said Kline caused $681.95 worth of damage to a LaBarre tow truck. A second vehicle received minor damage. He also owed $125 for towing and $20 for storage.

Kline was charged with DUI, failing to comply with Pennsylvania’s lighting requirements, purchase, consumption, possession and/or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages, theft by services, criminal trespassing, and accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property.

Kline submitted a March 9 written confession and admitted to damaging vehicles at Labarre Towing, police said.