Owner of 'Whoops Towing' tries to tow police car

The vehicle was an undercover police car. Credit: Reuters

The owner of an apparently illegal company called Whoops Towing got his comeuppance when he tried to haul off an undercover police car.

Oregon State Police said they had received reports that a towing business operating without the required certificate was posting its own impoundment warning signs in car parks and using a spotter to generate tows.

But Michael Alan Selmer, 35, was arrested after he picked the wrong car to tow.