I live on the coastal beach region. Despite plenty of signs about trespassing, private homes, private parking, and towing enforcement, people drive in back of our homes and park right in front of reserved owner parking and use our beach access. I've asked drivers to move, they've refused, and when told we tow they get furious. "You had better not" is the usual answer.
Perhaps a few days in jail for theft and trespass would be more effective than towing. The tow truck driver always gets the brunt of the abuse when he neither illegally parked nor trespassed.
I don't doubt however that sometimes towing is a mistake. Its just not the norm.
More information about formatting options