The owner of the car was holding a crowbar and smashed the rear window of the tow truck while the truck driver tried to escape, according to investigators. Sparks were flying from the vehicle as it was dragged for more than 10 minutes through the streets of Compton.
“We got a call of individuals fighting in the Five Points area,” Alexander City Police Captain Mario Hodge said. “As we were responding, they left the scene with one vehicle chasing the other.”
Provo, UT – 11 January 2017 – A Utah repossession agent accused of forcing a woman off the road, leading to a fatal crash while trying to take back her car was sentenced Tuesday to one to 15 years in prison.
Melbourne, FL – 31 December 2016 – Melbourne Police have arrested a 48-year-old Kevin Claybourne early Saturday morning after the suspect reportedly chased down and shot at a repo man who was lawfully repossessing the suspect’s truck.
Vista, CA – 2 December 2016 – Two alleged carjackers were arrested following a wild chase involving a repo truck in Vista Wednesday morning.
Authorities say a couple following a repo truck with a vehicle in tow pulled a shotgun out and fired at least one shot around 4:30 a.m. on Gopher Canyon Road.
Kenneth Drew pleaded guilty before Judge Thomas Low in American Fork’s Fourth District Court to one second-degree felony of manslaughter in the death of Ashleigh Best.
Dania Beach, FL – June 9, 2016 – Police said a repo man was trying to do his job when the owner of the car he was trying to repossess started shooting at him and then chased him on I-95.
According to the tow truck driver, Colby Gonzales, it all started when he showed up at a house in Miami-Dade to repossess a car. Gonzales said someone connected to that car then started shooting at him, striking the side of his truck.
“Evidence at the scene and information obtained by witnesses suggest the tow truck made contact with the victim’s SUV, causing it to leave the roadway, cross a sidewalk and strike a large tree,” police said in a press release.