They lurk in the shadows late at night, preying on unsuspecting and often intoxicated students walking to their cars after a night at the bar.

The horrifying creatures can be unforgiving.

They are tow trucks — and can be a college student’s worst nightmare.

But when 19-year-old FSU student Jordan Renken walked out of a Tallahassee bar to find his car snatched in the middle of the night, he crafted a plan for payback — with 8,800 pennies.

What happened next involved police, profanity and one pissed off tow truck clerk.  And they caught it all on camera:

Related Links:

FSU Student Paper’s Article on Tow Truck Payback