Thursday, April 15, 2010

Metro columnist Dan Casey: With no license to tow, business no longer a go


We have some breaking news in the column today.
Roland "Spanky" Macher is hanging up his towing spurs.
The ex-restaurateur/landlord/furniture marketer/tow truck owner swears it's true.
He's selling his tow truck, he says, closing Spanky's Towing, and throwing himself a retirement party Friday at midday in his 26-space Salem Avenue parking lot across from the Taubman Museum of Art.
There will be free hot dogs, chips and water for anyone who wanders by, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Everyone is invited.
He says he might even allow people to throw water balloons at him for a fee (3 for $5) he'll donate to charity.

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2 comments:

Dallas ® on April 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM said...

Sounds like fun, I'm going.

I find it interesting that a person can't tow a vehicle off their property that doesn't belong there. Or that you even have to have a "special" license to drive a tow truck.

I also find it unusual that the Roanoke times called the person who illegally parked, a "Victim". It seems like the Roanoke Times would not want to miss report something like that. It's pretty clear that that writer has a chip on his shoulder.

Daniel on April 15, 2010 at 4:04 PM said...

What a shame - no more fun towing stories!

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