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Police say tow truck tried to snag cop car

SALEM, Ore. (AP) Oregon State Police say they've arrested the owner of a company called Whoops Towing as he tried to haul off an undercover vehicle.

Police say they'd gotten reports that a towing business operating without the required certificate was posting its own impoundment warning signs in parking lots and using a spotter to generate tows.

Police say they parked the unmarked vehicle Tuesday as part of the investigation. When 35-year-old Michael Alan Selmer of Falls City showed up in the tow truck, whoops: They booked him on charges of failure to register as a sex offender and violating parole terms.

The towing investigation is being reviewed by Marion County prosecutors.

A call to Whoops Towing on Thursday went unanswered, and it's unclear if Selmer has an attorney.

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