GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ)– Police in Anne Arundel County are looking for the driver who hit and killed a tow truck operator Wednesday morning, then took off.

Monique Griego has more on the vehicle you need to be looking for.

Route 100 in Glen Burnie shut down for several hours after 38-year-old James Schreiber Jr., a tow truck operator, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

“I’d like to catch the person, bring them back out here and do the same to them,” said Martin Zeigler, Ted’s Towing.

Zeigler says Schreiber had been a good friend and employee of his for 12 years.

“Family man, excellent person, excellent worker,” he said.  “I’d call him my right hand man.  We’re all going to be devastated without him.”

Police say Schreiber was on the side of the road, helping a stranded sewage truck, when he was hit.

“We’re seeking leads at this point.  We really need help from t he public to come forward if they know anything,” said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County Police.

Witnesses say the vehicle was a 1987 to 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, possibly red in color.  Police believe it has front-end damage and may be missing a light. 

The suspected driver is a white male in his early- to mid 30s with a thin build and a crew cut or short brown hair.

While this is the first time a driver from Ted’s Towing has been killed, Zeigler says several others have been hit while working on the side of the road.

“Very dangerous on the side of the road.  People aren’t paying attention,” Zeigler said.

Zeigler hopes the driver who took off realizes Schreiber’s wife and two young kids need closure.

“I would hope if they have any conscience, I would hope they’d go to the nearest phone or drive to the police department,” he said.

Zeigler says unlike emergency vehicles, right now there aren’t any laws that protect tow truck drivers on the side of the road.  He’s pushing to change that.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police at 410-222-8610 or 911.

Comments (18)
  1. SanFordNSon says:

    Im sure this was one of the road rage nuts who think running people off the road will get them to their destination 3 minutes earlier is really worth it,aa county police need to put his a$$ in jail for 20 years when they catch him for sure,im sure this guy knew he hit someone but na he just keep trucking down the road,JAILLLL ! ! ! ! !

  2. Mike says:

    They will catch him. How many red pathfinders you see on the road, that old. I am in Pasadena all the time. If I see any red pathfinder, I am getting its tag #

    1. mike b says:

      or u can just yank him out the car beat him then say he was found that way

  3. William Trexler says:

    if you hit someone stop the penalty is always less if you do and give aide to the person

  4. Katie Faulstich says:

    The sun has just came up on the first full day that we will live without our Jim. This is hard, almost unbearable. I am sure this is hard on the person who hit him. To do this to another person would be awful and also unbearable.

    To the driver of the vehicle, I think you might be keeping tabs of this online. You should come forward and turn yourself in. It won’t exactly make things better. It will just make them less wrong. This is important to us, his family. I am sure it was an accident. For our sakes and our closure we want to know your side too. I want to know there is good out there and for you to come forward would help fulfill this need. I think you need to know there is good out there too, you can do this.

    1. julz says:

      Sorry for your loss

  5. Can't Fix Stupid says:

    I live in the Pasadena area and the people there and in Severna Park are morons on the road, especially Rte. 100. Everyone thinks they are more important and their time is more worthwhile. HANG UP YOUR PHONES! YOU ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT. These people are the worst drivers I’ve seen since DC.

    My thoughts are with Jim’s family and friends. RIP!

  6. James Boswell says:

    charge him with 2nd degree murder.

  7. armhed says:

    He needs to get more than 2nd degree murder or 20 years.. He killed someone.. Okay, maybe he didn’t see him or whatever his excuse will be but he needs more than 20 years because he left the scene. He knows what he did and hopefully once he gets sentenced he won’t see past a jail for a long long time. Of course some shrewd lawyer will get him off scott free with a slap on the wrist. I am keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Kim Iverson says:

    I hope they catch him, soon. I would hate for this to be an unsolved crime. Eye For An Eye. That is all.

  9. James Freeman,Jr says:

    I worked with Jimmy for a while at Teds,he was a good man, and a good worker. My heart goes out to his wife, Jenna,his children, and other family members. We are a brotherhood that sticks together, regardless of what companys we work for. We will all be looking for the person who did this to our fellow brother,and by the grace of God, he will be brought to justice.
    Jimmy, you will be greatly missed !!!!

  10. Katie Faulstich says:


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  11. Thomas says:

    If he had just hit Uncle Jim, that would have been bad enough. I say this directly to the owner of the vechicle that killed Uncle Jim. You have some nerve. You took something so special away from us, took it and diddnt even have the sense of decency to try and help. I hope you live a long time. I want you to live a long life, waking up every morning remembering what you did. Paramedics believe he died on impact, but you wouldnt have known that…. would you? You disgust me. You drove carelessly, and you are too imature to even come forward. You could have at least tried to help. Do you even care what you have taken from so many people. I hope you will understand their pain. If you had hit him and stayed, you would have still hurt everyone, but at least you would have tried to fix your stupid mistake. You are pathetic and I hate you for what you have done.

  12. mike b says:

    i just want the driver of the pathfinder to know we will find u n u will be in a world of trouble if the wrong person finds u take yourself to a cop or make a call cause if not god have pitty when a fellow person finds u on that note i worked with jim at teds for alil while he really knew how to help when there was a problem personal or buisness he didnt care im very sorry for your lose it is a sham to have lost a good family man coworker n friend rip jim we will all remember you

  13. Rebecca says:

    I miss my bestfriend!!! He was the best person that I have ever known. The man hit him, pulled over looked in his rear veiw mirror and pulled away! Its dissapointing! I miss you Mr. Jim! I love you! </3. I will be at the celeabration if everything goes as planned, I promise!

  14. Rev.Mark J Smith says:

    as a heavy duty wrecker driver I know how dangerous it is on the road people do not pay attention to what is on the side of the road and I am upset that this would happen to a brother wrecker operator . I am also a minister and it upsets me greatly that a person would hit him and not stop like he was a squirell or a ground hog I can only offer my prayers and the ministries prayer that this person is found I also offer prayers to the family as they lay him to rest in Jesus arms also prayers for his friends and fellow wrecker operators that they may find comfort in the fact that he is now with the lord in heaven and at peace may the lord bless you all and keeps all safe in Jesus name Amen

  15. Stephen Lyons says:

    This is nothing but sad. My brother and I grew up with Jimmy living just five houses down the road. The level of heartlessness it must take to do what this driver did simply seals their fate to a life of guilt, shame and a lonely death. Our hearts go out to Jimmy and his family.

  16. Dripable Service says:

    I agree completely…

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