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Florida tow truck driver stabbed while repossessing vehicle, police say

VENICE, Fla. — A Florida tow truck driver was stabbed Friday as he tried to repossess a vehicle, investigators said.

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Venice police said Pablo Bautista stabbed a 39-year-old tow truck driver multiple times as he tried to repossess his Buick, WTVT reported.

“What we had there was a person likely in the process of a repossession, and an argument over that repossession,” Cpt. Charlie Thorpe said. “Which carried over to the street. And a stabbing occurred there.”

The tow truck driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken by helicopter to a hospital.

Bautista was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, WTVT reported.