• Driver who was towed by alleged predatory tow company talks to WFTV


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A driver who said her vehicle was towed by a company that's accused of targeting Gay Days visitors talked to Eyewitness News on Monday.

    The owner of ASAP Towing, Jason Combs, 44, was arrested Friday and charged with dozens of counts of grand theft auto.

    Combs didn't say anything as he was escorted to a deputy's patrol car before being booked into the Orange County Jail. But one of his alleged victims, Karen Mummey, had plenty to say to Channel 9 about having her car towed.

    "He broke the law stealing cars. I hope they lock him up for a long time," Mummey said.

    Mummey is one of the drivers who deputies said was targeted during the Gay Days celebration near International Drive in June. About 100 cars were illegally towed that weekend by Combs and his employees from a lot across the street from the DoubleTree hotel, according to investigators.

    "There was a lot of people filling out affidavits. They were upset as I was," Mummey said.

    Mummey was volunteering for an animal rescue group that had a booth set up for Gay Days. She said there were no signs indicating she couldn't park in the lot. Mummey said she was charged $125 and Combs waived a $40 gate fee for her, but not others. Deputies said the gate fee is illegal.

    "I understand he wanted to make money. That's not the way to do it," Mummey said.

    Combs has bonded out of the Orange County Jail. When WFTV went to ASAP Towing on Monday, the business appeared to be closed down.

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