Tow company appeared to target Gay Days participants, Orange deputies say

Published On: Jul 25 2014 02:23:50 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 26 2014 12:39:18 PM EDT
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -

Orange County deputies arrested on Friday the owner of a towing company who they say was illegally towing vehicles during the annual Gay Days celebration and appeared to target its attendees.

The owner of ASAP Towing, Jason Combs, 44, has been charged with grand theft, failure to release vehicle, failing to maintain records, failure to post towing contracts, failure to notify the sheriff's office within 30 minutes of a tow and violating an Orange County ordinance.

Deputies said Combs' arrest stems from numerous complaints against ASAP Towing for allegedly illegally towing vehicles from the Westwood Town Center June 5-9, which coincides with Gay Days. The celebration is hosted at the Doubletree Hilton across the street from the center at 10100 International Drive.

According to the report, patrons would emerge from the businesses at the center and find their vehicles towed. Deputies say Combs appeared to specifically target participants in the Gay Days celebration.

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Combs has more than 60 counts filed against him, according to the report. He is being questioned on Friday afternoon, deputies said.

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