SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say they've arrested the owner of a company called Whoops Towing as he tried to haul off an undercover vehicle.
Police say they'd gotten reports that a towing business operating without the required certificate was posting its own impoundment warning signs in parking lots and using a spotter to generate tows.
Police say they parked the unmarked vehicle Tuesday as part of the investigation. When 35-year-old Michael Alan Selmer of Falls City showed up in the tow truck, whoops: They booked him on charges of failure to register as a sex offender and violating parole terms.
The towing investigation is being reviewed by Marion County prosecutors.
A call to Whoops Towing on Thursday went unanswered, and it's unclear if Selmer has an attorney.