Put yourself in Sarah Mayfield’s shoes. You look out your window to see a tow truck driver getting ready to haul off your illegally parked car. What do you do? Well you run outside to plead your case, that’s what you do. Unfortunately, she apparently wasn’t sufficiently convincing that the tow truck driver was willing to cut her a break.
That’s when things escalated and . . .
(Authorities) said during the altercation, the owner pulled a weapon on the tow operator.
The sheriff’s office reported the vehicle’s owner then drove the car away with the tow truck cable still attached. They said the incident caused minor damage to the tow truck.
Mayfield was eventually tracked down and arrested. The Adams County, Illinois state’s attorney indicates that he plans to charge her with aggravated assault. Which is likely to be far more expensive and inconvenient than getting her car out of hock would have been. But at least she’ll be able to tell her friends and family that she’s now our irresponsible gun owner of the day.