Spring, Texas – November 10th, 2016: A local wrecker company, Haulin’ Iron Towing & Recovery is under fire after one of their drivers posed as President Obama with a noose around his neck. The picture, which was later posted to social media is causing quite the uproar. The photo was taken on the scene of a car accident located near the intersection of Louetta and Kuykendahl. Sources tell us that the driver seen in the picture is a former Harris County Precinct 6 Constable and family member to the company’s owner.
Haulin’ Iron posted a statment on Facebook which read… “Well it has been brought to my attention that one of my drivers has posted a picture on Facebook that is unacceptable and totally uncalled for. That is not what my company stands for. I want to let everyone know I have handled the situation and it won’t ever happen again. Sorry for the disrespect.”
Sources tell us that after the statement was posted, the owner turned to his personal Facebook page and posted the following… “it was funny, a joke, and people can’t think outside of the box”. The statement did not do justice for many. One local resident commented and said, “this is absolutely disgusting, and if he wasn’t fired, then the owner is complicit with the blatant racism.”
Wrecker companies within Harris County are managed by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department Wrecker Division, although the driver and/or wrecker company did not break any laws in this instance, remember that YOU have a choice on the company that tows your vehicle away from the scene of an accident.
If you are involved in an accident you can tell the police officer on the scene that you would like to choose which wrecker tows your vehicle, this is often referred to as “owners request”. THE CHOICE IS YOURS!