The First Repo Man and First Auto Repo in History

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.

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LPR Helping Law Enforcement

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.

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TX Man Faces Possible 20 Year Sentence for Pointing Gun at Repo Man

James Bebber, 23, of Austin is accused of aiming firearm in an attempt to retain his car for which he now faces 20 years imprisonment.

Round Rock, TX – 7 December 2017 – Police in Round Rock arrested an Austin man amid accusations he pulled a gun on someone who legally repossessed his car, according to a published report.

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High Tech Car Thieves Give a Possible Glimpse of the Future of Repossessions

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.

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NM Repo Man Arrested for Posing as a Cop

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.”

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