Man Shoots at Tow Truck
A Pauline, S.C., man was arrested after Spartanburg County Sheriff's deputies say he fired shots at a repo agent who was repossessing a car.
Deputies were called to a residence just before 11 p.m. on Jan. 3. A man says his wife's car was repossessed because she was late on payments.
A repo agent was sent to the home to recover the car.
The man said his wife and sons were unloading items from the car when the agent began to drive away.
The man claims one of his boys ran after the truck, fell and the driver drove over his leg intentionally.
The father and Evan Collins got into a van and started following the tow truck until there was a confrontation in front of another home. A man living at that residence says he saw the tow truck blocked in by the van and when he attempted to leave, someone shot five times at the truck.
The homeowner says he grabbed a shotgun and insists he fired three times in the air to scare everyone involved away from his property.
Evan Collins was charged with assault and battery by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. The judge didn't find probable cause against the agent because the man who was injured admitted he fell while running. The agent insisted to deputies he didn't realize he had run over the man's leg.
Colo. Man Charged [b]After Firing Shot
A repossession gone wrong ended with a Loveland, Colo., man facing four misdemeanor charges after he allegedly fired a shot while a tow truck driver took his vehicle, unaware that a three-year-old was in the back seat, according to information from the Loveland Police Department.
Andrew Reed, 29, was arrested Dec. 29 for suspicion of prohibited use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and negligent child abuse, then released with a summons to appear in court, according to police records.
About 9 p.m. Thursday, Reed parked his car at a gas station. While Reed was out of the vehicle, a repo agent who tracked it via electronic means pulled up, hooked up the vehicle and drove off, according to police. However, the agent had no idea that a 3-year-old child was sitting in the back seat.
Reed ran after the vehicle, reportedly calling police to say it had been stolen with a child inside.
Meanwhile, the repo agent stopped around the corner to make sure the vehicle was secure and noticed the child inside. The agent reportedly asked another bystander to let Reed, who was now outside the bar, know where he was parked with the child, who was not injured, police said.
Sometime while all this was going on, Reed allegedly fired a warning shot, which led to the disorderly conduct charge, according to reports from police.
Police, who responded to reports of a shot fired as well as of the stolen car, sorted out what happened and arrested only Reed. They said he did have a weapon in his pocket; but did not have a concealed weapons permit, and charged Reed with unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon.