The family claims that it was getting ready to go to the grocery store Saturday night when the husband claims that he put the baby in the truck, but forgot his keys and went back in the house. That’s when the perhaps too quick thinking Repo Man sprung into action and towed it away.
“I came outside, put my child in the vehicle, and realized I had forgotten my keys,” reported the father, who preferred to speak under condition of anonymity. “I went back inside to get my keys and stopped off and used the restroom. When I came back outside, my car was gone.”
The repossession was ordered by a “Buy Here, Pay Here” dealership known as Mark IV EZ Drive who made the order after the borrower had missed several payments. The actual borrower had provided the address for the repossession and After Midnight Towing was sent to repossess it.
According to Larry Stewart, manager of Mark IV EZ Drive, the Repo Men did not see anyone outside of the house.
“I honestly think they forgot the baby was in the car,” Stewart said.
According to Police, officers met the tow truck at the tow yard and found the baby in the back seat, asleep and unharmed.
“All your repo agents, if they can snatch it and go, they’re going to snatch it and go,” Stewart said. “Then there aren’t any problems there.”
The father says it was a simple mistake.
“I wasn’t off doing anything stupid,” he said. “I didn’t leave my child in the parking lot of a grocery store. It wasn’t 90 degrees outside. It was in the evening. I was just running inside my house and running out.”
Gilmer Police report that they are not pressing charges against the family, stating the baby was not in the car long enough to cause any injury.
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