One of my personal crusades is to raise awareness of the fact that Mercedes-Benz did not invent the car like they claim to, and that automobiles have been around far longer than most people realize — viable cars have been around since at least the early 1800s. That’s why I’m so delighted to tell you about the first car to be repossessed, and used to run from a cop — way back in 1867.
Melbourne, FL – 2 January 2018 – A Melbourne man shot multiple times at a tow-truck driver who was in the process of repossessing his vehicle Monday morning, according to the Melbourne Police Department.
Joplin, MO – 14 December 2017 – A judge found probable cause at a hearing Thursday for a Carthage man to stand trial in an alleged assault on a man who was trying to repossess two of his vehicles.
Hammond, IN – 8 December 2017 – Cameras mounted at 33 points around Hammond to read license plates are doing much more than finding traffic violators — they’re snaring real suspects, police officials say.
“We have 211 officers, but now it’s almost like we have a couple of thousand officers, and they’re sitting on poles, and they’re saying, ‘Hey, check that one out,'” department spokesman Lt. Steve Kellogg said with a chuckle.
Chambersburg, PA – 10 December 2017 – A woman jogging in her neighborhood on a chilly December morning and a Repo Man out doing his job are among residents who helped authorities get two suspects charged within a day of the killing of a Fayetteville, Pa. area woman.
Petersburg, VA – 1 December 2017 – A Petersburg mail carrier is facing charges after the Inspector General confirmed his person vehicle was repossessed with several hundred pieces of mail inside.
New Church, VA – 1 December 2017 – A New Church man who slashed the tire of his car and cut a repo man who had come to repossess the vehicle pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding in Accomack County court.
Two alleged thieves in the UK were caught on camera stealing a Mercedes without even touching the car keys. Police say they did it using technology called “relay boxes.”
West Midland, UK – 28 November 2017 – A pair of alleged thieves were caught on surveillance camera pulling off a high-tech (and high-dollar) crime, police in the UK say. The video shows two suspects approaching a white Mercedes Benz parked in a driveway. One person stands near the car while the other moves closer to the garage, each with a device in hand.
Albuquerque, NM – 17 November 2017 – Officers said a man tried to pull over another driver with his police lights. However, he’s not a cop. Last month, an officer in an unmarked unit spotted a tow truck near I-25 and San Antonio “with red and blue flashing overhead lights.”