SAN ANTONIO -- Under the City of San Antonio's new towing ordinance adopted Wednesday, you could get out of having your car towed on private property.
Under the new ordinance, if a tow truck driver is still hooking up your car to their truck and you catch them, you don't have to pay a cent.
"The whole point of this was actually for the people that come out while their vehicle is being towed, " said Eric Wilhite, with Texas Towing.
Wilhite said the tow truck driver must release your car.
Police say it's a good idea to take a picture or video of the tow truck operation in action, so you have proof the entire tow process was not completed.
Something to keep in mind, if the tow truck operator has already hooked up your car, and you happen to walk towards it, you will be responsible for what's called a drop fee.
"So, half (the) price of what ever the towing fee is, " added Wilhite.
Since the new towing fee is $177 for cars 10,000 pounds or less, which is the majority of cars or trucks, you will be charged $88.50 to get your car back.
Whilhite says the driver can only charge you a drop fee if and only your car has been entirely hooked up, and the only thing the driver has left to do is drive away.
The new ordinance will take effect in ten days. If a tow truck driver does not comply, they could face penalties.