Winnsboro, SC – August 18, 2013 – A 6-year old girl is in the safe custody of her father after her mother allegedly chose to leave her behind in her frantic flee from an attempted repossession of her 2004 Chevy Impala.
At approximately 5:30 pm on Sunday, an agent of Action Recovery Service of Irmo was at an address on Golf Course Road attempting to repossess 27-year-old Kimberly Jones’ 2004 Impala when the situation got out of hand, according to the police report.
Fleeing the repossession attempt, Jones allegedly put the car in reverse at a high speed and, while attempting to flee, struck her 6-year-old daughter in the back with the door open, according to the report.
“For a mother to go to this length to keep a car, I can’t get over it,” said Terri Wilson, an employee and Repossession Agent of Action Recovery Service.
Jones reportedly told her daughter to get into the car during the incident but eventually sped away leaving the 6-year-old behind.
Sheriff Deputies responded to the scene and, after checking the little girl out, called the Department of Social Services.
“I didn’t know what to say to the little girl,” said Wilson. “Her mother had just drove off with two strangers trying to pick up her car.”
At the request of DSS, the girl’s father was notified and responded to the sheriff’s department to pick the victim up.
Wilson believes clients are becoming more hostile thanks to reality television shows like “Operation Repo” that air repossessions gone wrong.
“These people are watching this on TV, thinking it needs to be confrontational. They think we’re out to get you.That’s not what it’s about.”
Jones is being held at the Fairfield County Detention Center charged with cruelty to a child.