Tow truck driver stole car he was towing, cops say

Grover Corbin (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Grover Corbin (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Atlanta police are looking for a tow truck driver who allegedly stole a man’s car while he was trying to tow it.

Grover Corbin, 42, has been wanted for nearly a month in the incident, which occurred in the 300 block of Peters Street on Dec. 31, according to the police report.

Corbin was sent to the location to tow Cortney Tucker’s 1997 Toyota Camry after it stalled on the side of the road.

But as Corbin loaded it onto the flatbed, it rolled off and hit a 2013 Nissan Altima. The owner of the Altima, Ryann Green, was on the scene at the time, according to the report.

Tucker told Corbin “to leave the (car) because he could smell alcohol on his breath,” the report said. Corbin instead begged Tucker not to call the police before driving off in his truck with the car.

Police called Corbin’s employer, Atlanta Wrecker, which confirmed it sent him to the location. Corbin’s cellphone was tracked to Sells Avenue and Westview Place, but the stolen car was not found there, and neither was Corbin.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Atlanta police. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.