A witness recorded part of the June 6 rampage on video, which shows the tow truck ramming several parked cars in a strip mall parking lot as onlookers gasp in horror.
After the truck hit a cinder-block wall, several bystanders began throwing objects at the driver-side door and window, which shattered. Several of them then entered cab of the vehicle, where a struggle ensued. At least one of the men appeared to punch the driver.
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The suspect and two others were hurt in the altercation. All three were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police arrived and took the driver into custody on suspicion of DUI and felony hit-and-run. His identity was not immediately released.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article reported that bystanders pulled the driver out of the tow truck. He was removed from the vehicle by police officers.