Woman causes a fracas after car is towed away
Debt collector doing his job before fiery encounter
A raging driver reversed her motor off the back of a debt collector’s tow truck when he went to seize it.
Sheriff officers went to uplift the car from Paisley’s Gallowhill Road when the fuming owner turned up and decided it was going nowhere.
Instead of letting the worker get on with the job, she hopped behind the wheel of the car as it was loaded onto the truck and reversed back on to the road.
It’s understood the crazed driver careered into a parked car and clipped the 50 year-old debt collector’s leg as she tried to rescue her car during the incident, which happened around 11.50am on Thursday.
When cops arrived on the scene, the stubborn driver refused to budge, staying in the driving seat before she was eventually persuaded to give up.
The car was finally seized and taken away as the stand-off ended.
It is understood that no-one was injured during the incident.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman explained how cops raced to the aid of the debt collectors in the Gallowhill area on Thursday morning.
She said: “Police were called to an incident in Gallowhill Road in Paisley at around 11.50am on Thursday.
“A Sheriff officer had gone to seize a vehicle under a warrant when the female owner turned up and took umbrage as the car was loaded.
“As the car was loaded on to the tow truck she got behind the wheel and reversed it off. As she did so, she struck a parked car and clipped the leg of the Sheriff officer.
“She remained in her vehicle and refused to move for a period of time before being removed by police officers.”
Police Scotland said a 34- year- old woman has been arrested in connection with a dangerous driving offence.