Posted: Feb 28, 2011 7:37 PM by Jeannette Hynes
Updated: Mar 1, 2011 3:52 AM
The death of Colorado Springs tow truck driver Allen Rose is hitting home for those in the industry.
David S. owns a repo business in Colorado Springs. He says ever since Rose's death, his employees say it has been hard to do their jobs.
"The guys are still tense," explains David. "We go home every night. We want to go home. We chose this profession. We knew the dangers of this profession."
David says when his employees are out on a repossession job, they are confronted about one out of every ten times. He goes on to say that confrontation turns physical, even violent, nearly one out of every 50 times.
"We've lost a lot of brothers and sisters in the industry because of violence," says David.
He says he was very frustrated police waited to arrest Detra Farries for the death of Rose, but understands investigators have a job to do. He also says she should face tougher charges for the crime.
He says he hopes to have stronger laws on the books that protect people in the towing and repo industry.
His employees will be a part of Tuesday's procession for Rose's funeral.