Shots Fired at MO Repo Men, They Might be Charged

New Florence, MO August 8, 2012 – Shots were fired during an attempted repossession Wednesday, but the police aren’t sure if they should charge the shooter or the Repo Men.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department reports that two repo men went to New Florence to repossess a vehicle when a neighbor called the borrower who came out and fired a couple of shots. One of the Repo Men called 911 and deputies responded and the other apparently fled and could not be found.

The Fire Department was called out to help in the search for the second and missing Repo Man, who was eventually located unharmed.

While an investigation by the New Florence Police Department continues, they are uncertain at this time what (if any) charges would be filed against the two Repo Men or the shooter.

“I can’t really say,” Police Chief Ingle stated. “There’s an ordinance violation ,for discharging a firearm in city limits, but given the circumstances I can’t say if the DA will file that charge since there are questions of possible trespassing.”

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7 thoughts on “Shots Fired at MO Repo Men, They Might be Charged

  1. I would have to think that Cheif of police is related to the shooter and or has had a car of his own Repoed. When I am out working you can usually tell which Cops agree with Repo or disagree.

  2. Forget the trespassing, what the hell is with the police that they would think that useing deadly force to protect personal property is at ANY time warrented? This is the problem with doing this job.

  3. I write a monthly column for American Towman Magazine. I must agree with Ray when he states ” This incident may be caused by the general public watching Operation Repo and other Repo shows that wrongly portray such actions and leads the general public to think what they see on TV is true.” My column in the July & August issues of American Towman Magazine explains how these shows give the everyday consumer a wrong impression of the professional recovery agent. In my column are opinions of many industry leaders on this very important topic. Many agree violence has increased because of these shows.

  4. Once again the Repossessor is guilty until proven innocent. The law enforcement folks that watch “Operation Repo” should know better, and certainly the Police Chief and DA. Where does the line form to start the class action law suit against these awful TV shows?

  5. This is another example of how poorly trained the DA’s and police department personnel are trained.

    Every sales contract and lease has a provision to allow the finance source or their agent the right to come onto the debtors property and take possession of the collateral. Although they cannot breach the peace or cut locks in order to gain access.

    The question of Trespass is not an option in this case. No gate locks were cut, nothing hindering the access to the collateral. Any charges of trespass will be dropped. I would think the police should charge the debtor about firing his weapon. I would think the debtor knew his vehicle was out for repossession.

    This incident may be caused by the general public watching Operation Repo and other Repo shows that wrongly portray such actions and leads the general public to think what they see on TV is true.

  6. Send that prosecutor a copy of Jack Barnes’ book. Maybe he should finish his law education before deciding what cases to pursue.

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