Man Accused Of Firing Shot At Repo Man

Man Accused Of Firing Shot At Repo Man

There are 28 comments on the KGTV story from Jul 1, 2008, titled Man Accused Of Firing Shot At Repo Man. In it, KGTV reports that:

A former security guard was arrested Monday for allegedly aiming a handgun at a tow truck driver who was attempting to repossess his Dodge Magnum and firing one shot before trying to flee in the car.

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Repogal

United States

#1 Jul 11, 2008
I wanted to post a note to speak out against violence toward recovery agents. Not because I am a female agent, but because, I know when I'm behind on my payments! So if you know this and you see me backing my big tow truck up to your vehicle,are you that ignorant to attack me over a car, go to jail over a car, die for that car? Im a mother, a daughter, a sister, just like you, and its not personal its a job. If we didnt do this job, plan to pay double for a car and try to get a loan somewhere. So instead of trying to shoot me, sell that gun and make your payments but most of all think before you act!
Dre

Boca Raton, FL

#2 Sep 2, 2008
See I'm not even going to lie but i have no respect for a repo man or female, i understand that its your job and you want to get paid but most of time these so called " professional " don't play by the rules, for example if you have a car in your drive that is suppose to be repossessed and you have another car blocking it so that it won't be taken by these repo guys then they're not allowed to touch the car that's blocking but they don't care ! see now a days we live in a period of time where material things makes people happy or even changes their way of live..people work their ass off just to get a car that they might not be able to pay off in the future but they can't tell the future ! all they know is that they can afford it now so they will by it now just to make them happy or to feel proud that they worked really hard for something..which means ANYBODY that tries to take that away from them will have to go through hell and i don't blame them..i bought a new black 2007 dodge charger RT with leather, hemi, sunroof and all that..price : 35,000 money down : 10,000 and still making payments on it..and anybody that would try taking that away from me will receive a first class ticket to hell i don't give a damn if your a sister, mother, cousin, dog or cat..i didn't spend all that money just to see my car being taken away by some guy that came up short in high school so now hes stuck with this repo job and don't get me wrong i have a heart and I'm very respectful but i don't like being disrespected...but hey, its like people say " you get it how u live " u like playing it dirty then somebody will play it nasty
Bkk

Pasadena, CA

#3 Oct 1, 2008
Dre, I'm not gonna lie: you are an idiot. You'd be the dude who would shoot a traffic cop cause you broke the rules. Go cool off in jail, cause with that attitude, that's where you're headed. Shoot someone for doing their job...please! Cry me a river already. Obviously, you aren't educated either to make such boneheaded assumptions and comments, especially like shooting someone who is just doing their job.
Kagan

Wichita Falls, TX

#4 Oct 2, 2008
Towing a vehicle away for repo is one thing.
When you get "professionals" that come to your house at 2 in the morning, and break into the vehicle, they can expect anything. Like getting shot at, beat down, etc. It happens.
ANJ

San Diego, CA

#5 Oct 2, 2008
to Dre, is it really worth to shoot someone over a material thing? Do you think you will be able to enjoy your big truck from Prison...because that is where you would be sent...not jail? If you have your freedom, you can always buy a new vehicle in the future...you can enjoy your life! I have had a car repoed...and IT SUCKS, and it is the typical scenario "they kick you when you are down" so to speak! you feel violated, confused, and even if you know it's coming, it will shock you a bit! But remember even if you don't like it, there is always a way, and things will work out, they always do! Good luck :)
dan

San Diego, CA

#6 Nov 6, 2008
I think u should pay your f******
bills or u dont deserve the car... but i would be more willing to take someones car for not paying their bills so i can pay mine hell yeh go repo men i wish i could be one.....
anthony jayy

Riverside, CA

#7 Nov 26, 2008
maybe you should get a new job if you dont want to risk getting shot at! thats the risk you take when you become a repo agent.
chris p oak hill wv

United States

#8 Jan 13, 2009
To Dre and Anthony
You guys are real duds for assuming that we Repossession Agents are ignorant dropouts and understand that we risk getting shot when we become recovery agents. This is so far fetched and ridiculous.
I have been a certified Recovery Agent for over 20 years and sorry to let you know but also a degree, to boot. I choose to be so because the money is good and its not always due to poor economic times as now but also due to the desire to want those material things like the leather hemi etc. To set the record straight I repo Harley Davidson motorcycles, Boats, 4 wheelers etc.
My advise to all is when you cannot make your payment, call the banks and talk to them. If you explain the situation many times the banks will work with you. If you avoid there calls and dont answer the letters they send you , guess what. They are sending me to find out whats going on with that irresponsible letter called a " Order to Repossess ". Atleast thats what rdn calls it.
Remember Dre, you promised the bank to pay them back and yes things do come up but understand this that the hemi isnt yours at all but it belongs to the bank. So what right do you think you have to stop them from securing there car. They have the right to secure through a replevin warrant or fraudgulant conversion warrant. So make your payments Dre and then you dont have to worry about this ignorant repo man coming to see you.
beenonbothsides

Fillmore, CA

#9 Feb 17, 2009
well my husband was a repo man for a few years...its good money when times are tough and you need some fast income...now here we are on the other end. he got into it with his boss over not paying him what he agreed, now behind on our own car payments and hiding from the repo man. its ironic....but i do have to tell you..when he was on a job we didnt care..do what you gotta do to get the car..now on the other side we are just sitting and waiting for another repo man to do some of the shit we did so we can jump his ass and maybe even pop off a few rounds to let him know not to come back. the law states you can gain access as long as you are not confrentational in any way. the police said we can do whatever we have to in order to protect our property.when i asked if my car was included in property he said yes!!!when you come out and see someone breaking into your car you usually dont ask what they are doing..you just react.. you can knock on a door to ask for keys (probably be told to go to hell!!) or just get into the car yourself and drive off, however you are not allowed to go over fences, pick or open locked gates even if the car is visable behind it, or move other cars to get the one you want.i dont care what kind of job you do, we all have rules even though most repo men dont follow them. its a dangerous job but soemone has to do it..
bill doud

United States

#10 Jun 14, 2009
Repogal wrote:
I wanted to post a note to speak out against violence toward recovery agents. Not because I am a female agent, but because, I know when I'm behind on my payments! So if you know this and you see me backing my big tow truck up to your vehicle,are you that ignorant to attack me over a car, go to jail over a car, die for that car? Im a mother, a daughter, a sister, just like you, and its not personal its a job. If we didnt do this job, plan to pay double for a car and try to get a loan somewhere. So instead of trying to shoot me, sell that gun and make your payments but most of all think before you act!
You might get shot regardless. If somebody lost their job and is suicidal they may want to take you out. If you were threatened then run. It is not nice to take somebody's car away. A car is the only way for someone to look for a job. You need to look for another job.
Josie

Rego Park, NY

#11 Aug 6, 2009
Repogal wrote:
I wanted to post a note to speak out against violence toward recovery agents. Not because I am a female agent, but because, I know when I'm behind on my payments! So if you know this and you see me backing my big tow truck up to your vehicle,are you that ignorant to attack me over a car, go to jail over a car, die for that car? Im a mother, a daughter, a sister, just like you, and its not personal its a job. If we didnt do this job, plan to pay double for a car and try to get a loan somewhere. So instead of trying to shoot me, sell that gun and make your payments but most of all think before you act!


I remember the horrible feeling I had when I missed two months and a repo guy called my neighbor inquiring about my car. It was very unsettling but thank God I was able to catch up and paid the car in full. Kept the car for 12 years before I sold it. The repo guy was there only because my finance company called him. So I paid what was owed and never heard from the repo guy EVER again. Moral of this story stay within your means or return the car. The repo guy/gal is just doing their job!!
Josie

Rego Park, NY

#12 Aug 6, 2009
bill doud wrote:
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You might get shot regardless. If somebody lost their job and is suicidal they may want to take you out. If you were threatened then run. It is not nice to take somebody's car away. A car is the only way for someone to look for a job. You need to look for another job.
If you lost your job you should immediately contact your creditor's and/or finance company to explain your situation. If you ignore their calls and letters than what do you expect them to do? "Say you only paid 4,502 and owe us another 15,000--Oh, what's that you lost your job? You can keep it and we'll take the loss."-NOT. See how it works its business. Call, explain your situation and maybe something can be worked out. If it means you have to turn the car in, than so be it! You think you can stop a repossessor with violence, guess what, you will have to pay the balance of the car after your stint in prison!!
Undertaker

AOL

#13 Aug 15, 2009
Bill Doud, You should have finished school... Whats not nice is to borrow money and not pay it back and expect to keep the collateral.As far as Dre; I have 11 agents,including myself and we are all legally armed.If you shoot at us we'll shoot back.
Knuckleheads

Olney, MD

#14 Nov 15, 2009
Dre, and the others like him, are a perfect examples that "they walk among us"

Why bother responding to these losers, they are obviously dysfunctional pinheads?

This would be a perfect example when to apply this advise:

"Never argue with an idiot, they just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"
Runer

Kalispell, MT

#15 Dec 3, 2009
Well i wil put in my 2 cents... i recently became behind on a Motorcycle... to make the story short i knew within 1-2 months i would be able to get it back on track.... i talked to the bank .. they werent willing to work with me .. then finaly i got my break would have the money in 3 days called the bank they said great we will put repo on hold until the set date i agreed to pay full amount of past due balance and i am not stupid i trust no one.. especially someone after my baby... so i live in one state bike is stored in another state and bike storage address is in another state.. they tell me since i am gonna pay they need a correct address.. i give them a buddies addy .... bamm that next nite my buddy calls and the repo guys or gals were just there.. so even tho they told me all was well as long as i paid by that set date .. they were still trying to go behind my back repo bike to tach on some extra fee's and charges... so to all you repo workers keep fightin the good fight but these days you better asume that people are getting smarter when it comes to trusting anyone searching for their items
Knuckleheads

Olney, MD

#16 Dec 12, 2009
Bottom line, if you don't have the cash to buy it out right and need to BORROW the money, then you need to play by the borrowers rules. If you f'up on making payments on time, 2 fricking bad. You lose. Don't spin this into the bank being the bad guys. They were the one's to extend a helping hand to start with.

Not willing to hand over their merchandise when you default, then learn to live without the bling bling before committing to the terms.

Try saving your money and use it for bus fair.......
Ditch Diggers

Austin, TX

#17 Jan 25, 2010
You know. If lenders had any balls at all they'd come get their shit themselves, but just like the government, they use the least educated, most disadvantaged to do their bidding. Ah well, I guess we do need grunts to take bullets, ditch diggers to make holes, and repo men to go take stuff from people. Seems like a pretty thankless job though. And that show Repo Job makes them all look like overweight jackasses. Would probably help their attitudes if one of them took a bullet to the groin or maybe a knife to the face.
gaetano

Seguin, TX

#19 Mar 16, 2010
I wouldn`t try any of the above repos done illegally on private property in Tx. You will get shot and maybe killed, and that is no bullsh%%.And, the person doing the shooting will go scott free.Now if you come on private property with a court order and a sheriff, you would be safe.But you night time repo thieves better take warning.DON`T MESS WITH TEXAS.
repo wannabe

Prestonsburg, KY

#20 Jun 7, 2010
chris p oak hill wv wrote:
To Dre and Anthony
You guys are real duds for assuming that we Repossession Agents are ignorant dropouts and understand that we risk getting shot when we become recovery agents. This is so far fetched and ridiculous.
I have been a certified Recovery Agent for over 20 years and sorry to let you know but also a degree, to boot. I choose to be so because the money is good and its not always due to poor economic times as now but also due to the desire to want those material things like the leather hemi etc. To set the record straight I repo Harley Davidson motorcycles, Boats, 4 wheelers etc.
My advise to all is when you cannot make your payment, call the banks and talk to them. If you explain the situation many times the banks will work with you. If you avoid there calls and dont answer the letters they send you , guess what. They are sending me to find out whats going on with that irresponsible letter called a " Order to Repossess ". Atleast thats what rdn calls it.
Remember Dre, you promised the bank to pay them back and yes things do come up but understand this that the hemi isnt yours at all but it belongs to the bank. So what right do you think you have to stop them from securing there car. They have the right to secure through a replevin warrant or fraudgulant conversion warrant. So make your payments Dre and then you dont have to worry about this ignorant repo man coming to see you.
I'm wondering about how to become a certified reposession agent in WV, so i thought maybe you could help me out with the info...any classes or courses needed?...and exactly where they are given?..I'd appreciate any information you could give me...Thanks!
RepoBitch

Glen Burnie, MD

#21 Jun 11, 2010
You really don't have a clue do you?? First off the vehicle doesn't belong to you until it is paid off and there is no longer a lien on the title. As long as there is a lien on the title, the vehicle belongs to the bank. They are just lending it to you until you pay them off. Repossession Agents are not just high school dropouts who don't have a clue. How do you think we find people like "beenonbothsides" and "Runner". We are smarter than them and know how to find hidden vehicles. And besides, even if we can't find the vehicle, the bank can take you to court and get a replevin to where now if you don't turn over the vehicle, you go to jail. By the way, don't you guys know it is illegal to hide a vehicle that is up for repossession. So shoot the repo guy if you must, he is just doing his job. You are the one who defaulted on a loan. You wouldn't like it very much if you lent money to someone and they promised to pay it back and then never did, well that's what you'd be doing to the bank. And after you shot the repo guy you'd spend your life in jail still not driving the car he came to take. Finally, to "beenonbothsides", if your husband was doing reposessions than you know that the police know nothing about repossession laws and you CANNOT do whatever it takes to protect your property because the car does not belong to you. Even the tags don't belong to you because they have to be returned to the state dmv. To the rest of you, learn repo laws before you judge someone.

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