Lexington, KY – January 2, 2013 – Like a scene out of “Operation Repo”, police claim that a Lexington Repo Man assaulted a borrower with a baseball bat while attempting to repossess a pick-up truck in the parking lot of a shopping center near the University of Kentucky.
Police allege that Harry Dawes Jr., used a baseball bat to smash out the windshield of the truck while he was trying to repossess the truck in the parking lot of a shopping center along Saron Drive. Witnesses claim the driver disarmed him and defended himself from Dawes.
Am alleged witness, Elisha Salyer, was inside the Family Dollar store and allegedly heard the ruckus outside.
“A lot of cursing going on. Heard some windshields being busted. Next thing I know, the white Caucasian that had the baseball bat stumbled into the Family Dollar and collapsed on the floor. Said he couldn’t breathe and was wondering about his son,” she stated in a TV interview for LEX18 TV.
Police have charged Dawes with assault.
Police officers were later seen guarding the truck at a University of Kentucky parking garage to prevent any further incidents.