Cops say Randolph man pulled knife on tow truck driver

Staff reports

A 42-year-old Randolph man faces assault and theft charges after pulling a knife on a tow truck driver who was preparing to tow his illegally parked car, police said.

Reynold Best of Soren Street in Randolph has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (a knife), larceny over $250 and destruction of personal property.

A Boston Police Department spokesman said the incident took place at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Bismarck St. in Mattapan.

Witnesses told police that when a tow truck driver was attempting to tow Best’s illegally parked car, Best came out of a residence and began to argue with the driver.

Police said Best then went into the passenger side of his car, pulled out a knife and used it to threaten the driver.

The victim told police that as he was backing away, Best went into the tow truck and removed a car jack and a GPS system. The tow truck driver said Best used the jack to strike the truck, causing a dent, police said. The missing GPS system was found in Best’s vehicle.

The police spokesman said the tow truck driver was not injured.

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