Bartow County, GA – 6 October 2017 – A repossessor was shot at on Tuesday while repossessing a vehicle around 9:40 p.m. According to a police report, a Bartow County Sheriff’s officer was dispatched to 36 Pine Ridge Road in White after receiving a call about shots being fired.
Antioch, CA – 6 February, 2017 – On January 29 at 3:48 pm, a repossession truck driver attempted to recover a 2011, Infiniti, G37, parked in front of a home in the 400 block of W. Tregallas Rd. Once the vehicle was up on the tow truck, a 25 year old man exited the residence armed with a shotgun.
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.
Memphis, TN – May 19, 2016 – Being a repo man is a dangerous job, and that was reinforced during an incident in Memphis. While trying to repossess a 2008 Chevy Impala, an unnamed Repo Man said he had a shotgun pulled on him.
Nashville, TN – January 12, 2016 – A standoff that lasted several hours at a home in Madison has come to an end and a suspect is in custody after a standoff in Nashville on Monday night around 10:30 p.m. The incident began after a Repo Man and a Woman attempted to repossess a truck from Thomas Krasnow.
It’s no secret to professionals in the collateral recovery industry and statistics clearly show that over 95% of Wrongful Repossession lawsuits result from confrontational situations between the recovery agent and the debtor. These lawsuits include recovery agent’s faulty operation of their tow trucks, such as running over the debtor or vehicle crashes. The truth is that, with all the wonderful and sophisticated technology we have today it still requires human hands (the recovery agent) to “finish the job.”
Morrison County, MN – March 20, 2015 – 55-year old Kenneth Jedlicki was found guilty of one count of Assault in the 2nd Degree (Dangerous Weapon) after a July 2014 incident in which he held a shotgun against the head of a Repo Man and threatening to kill him.
Rice, WA – April 1, 2014 –The unnamed Repo Man that opened fire on and injured a responding off duty Detective and was fatally shot during a, believed, attempted repossession in a remote area of eastern Washington State, has been identified.